About Us

Dee Dimmick and Emmanuel Economidis are the owners of All Access Crewing Pty Ltd, which has operated since 1995 supplying support personnel to the Entertainment Industry.

Until a few years ago, the Australian Entertainment Industry was not regarded as a mature section of the business community. Invariably entertainers and their support crew were dismissed as a fringe society and certainly there were a large proportion of people involved in the Entertainment Industry whose livelihoods were insecure and many unsafe work practices were condoned.

It became All Access’ purpose to establish a complete professional outfit that would establish work place standards, provide a climate where people could plan a career and improve the perception of association with the Entertainment Industry. We also provided accredited training to our workers to gain qualifications for their skills.

Retirement plans and superannuation were not a part of any of the planning on behalf of the workers in the early years of the Australian Industry.

With all of this history in mind, Roadies Retreat Inc (RRI) was created as an independent organisation for the purpose of establishing a secure future for ageing stagehands. Within the Entertainment Industry As a not-for profit entity and for the benefit of ageing stagehands to relieve poverty and homelessness.

Our Committee

For Roadies Retreat Inc, volunteering is simply part of the fabric and ethos of what we do and how we do it.  Volunteering needs to be recognized and promoted as a three-way process, bringing benefits to the roadies, the volunteers and the organisation.

All committee members are volunteers and we thank them for their continuing commitment.

Dee Dimmick


Dee has been in the music industry since the 70s and 80s performing in bands and working as floor staff at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and in the 90s creating…

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Niki Michell

Vice President

Having been in the construction industry for over 20 years and a part time roadie for 10 years I couldn’t wait to put my hand up for this fantastic initiative.…

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Chrissy Dimmick


After joining the entertainment industry straight out of high school, this is not originally what she thought she would be doing for the following 21 years of her life, however…

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Sean Hegarty


Sean is an accounting partner at MSI Taylor Business Services and has been involved in the industry in this capacity for almost 20 years. He has worked with both the…

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Ben Dimmick

Fundraising Manager

Ben comes from a diverse background of workplaces under the hospitality and entertainment banners, having worked previously at The Gabba, Brisbane Racing Club and All Access Crewing. The latter of…

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Helen Ashdown


I have been a Brisbane local roadie for 10 years and full time for nearly 5 years, and have loved working for such a multicultural crewing company. As a practising…

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Ross Caruso

Projects & Operations Manager

Ross , started his roadie experience back in 2009 just trying to make an extra buck whilst doing a full time role in construction. He’s grateful for what this industry…

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Paul Hocking

Projects & Operations

Paul joined the building industry after leaving school, gaining knowledge and experience in all aspects of that industry to confidently become a “jack of all trades” He started in the…

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John Law

Media & Communications Manager

John has been involved in the industry as local crew for 6 and half years and has fallen in love with the industry and the wide range of experiences that…

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Megan Brooks

Women’s Affairs

Megan came to our industry late with no specific background related to what we do. Like many of us, she found she loved it. She has worked at all local…

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Tamara Kalocsai

Women’s Affairs/Secretary

Tamara is a career roadie who has extensive experience in all facets of concert and theatre production. She has undertaken roles from audio, lighting, staging and wardrobe crew to stage…

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Don MacDonald

Media & Communications

His name is “Audio” Don and he’s a relative new comer to this industry, only being here for just over 5 years, after spending 10+ years as a welder he…

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Aaron Masterson

Cultural Liaison

Aaron is a jack of all trades in our industry. He is one of those people that you can give any task to, and he will adapt and overcome any…

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Advisors of Cultural Affairs

We respectfully acknowledge Aboriginal Elders and communities as the original and continual custodians of this land; of all that is seen and unseen, past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge…

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