The Imagineers and The Techsperts
John Bond; aka ‘Bondy’
Management Consultant / COO
“The most unique company I’ve ever encountered. Such a wide range of personalities and skill sets come together with a shared passion, vision and dedication to overcome issues and exceed expectations without commercial limitations. It’s a unique and spectacular thing.”
He may be shaken by cooked vegetables and stirred by sauce of any description but John Bond is an event agent with a stomach of steel. After steering his families successful Production Company from scratch and selling to a major international brand, John Bond joined the Dreamweavers team with 26 years of experience operating in the trenches and at the helm. With his impressive resume and collection of top level titles, Bondy has never lost the ability to laugh at himself and believes doing a serious job in a relaxed, fun environment is the only way to thrive. John’s knowledge, management experience, ability to form strong relationships with clients and his passion for watching his mates and team members succeed, learn new skills and grow has helped Dreamweavers mature into a sustainable, powerful and profitable player. John is a firm believer that event success is won by maximising the pre-production phase and works hard to build client trust early and ensure all event stakeholders are pushing towards a cohesive dream. A true industry leader, Bondy’s honesty, humility, integrity and laid-back leadership hide a tenacious and fierce resolve to ensure promises are delivered and that people come first.
Sam Pomana: aka ‘Mouldy’
General Manager, Dreamweavers Technical Pty Ltd
“We care, plain and simple. The amount of thought and love that goes into every event reaches so far beyond the industry standard. Near enough is never good enough for us.”
Having fingers that look like toes hasn’t stopped Sam pushing all the right buttons and reaching the pinnacle of praise for delivering seamless and stress-free events. With over a decade of industry experience in Australia and overseas, including technical director for the successful 2018 Commonwealth Games bid, Sam’s calming expertise and unrivalled technical tool belt ensures event solutions, equipment quality and specifications are bang on to deliver the best possible outcome for client budgets and exceptional events every time. From pre-production to onsite producing, this sharp shooter heads up a team of ‘techsperts’ specialising in the basics as well as the cutting edge. From 3D Vector works CAD Drawing to video editing and content creation, Sam’s vast knowledge of technical production, pre-planning, design and production are second to none.
Melinda Harris: aka Malcom
“We know many companies promise quality events and sometimes they even deliver on that, but we offer something different; a unique and friendly approach, exciting and fresh execution and an experience you’ll long remember with people whose company you’ll enjoy.”
It’s not often one falls down the stairs while telling a story about falling down stairs but while Mel Harris might enjoy a regular trip around the office, she’s as solid and steady as it comes on the toughest event terrain. Involved in all aspects of the business from organisational and administrative management through to concept and quote creation; sales and marketing activity through to supplier and client liaison, Mel Harris is the company nerve centre and a steady and sisterly heartbeat packed with passion and her love for the job. With 22 years experience and unrivalled institutional knowledge, Mel comes into contact with 90 percent of clients making it her business to learn history, build relationships, deliver promises, cement trust and water budding business friendships.
Chris Thorpe: aka 3P
Senior Project Manager
“We’re here to take problems away from clients and provide solutions that surpass expectations. There’s no greater resource than that.”
While most people can use a knife and fork at the same time, Chris adds to this skill set with a unique ability to troubleshoot like a bandit and multi-task like a boss. With over 25 years of industry experience, Chris has seen it all working for leading event companies in London, Sydney and Perth and finally finding his passion project with an event army of like-minded soldiers. Chris brings crucial insider knowledge, expert audio visual expertise and a calm and charismatic nature to ensure clients can refocus their attention where needed with a trust and confidence that normally takes years to build. Operating at the top of his field, Chris thrives on the ever changing event landscape and the excitement and variety of working with corporates and clients to create and deliver something more.
Ben Greenslade: aka Ben
Dreamweavers Manager- Jupiters Hotel & Casino
“We’re client centered, love a challenge and go above and beyond in everything we do. A cutting edge company that heels to good old fashioned customer service. It’s a rarer combination than you think.”
As preferred and in-house event production supplier at Jupiters Gold Coast and sister property Treasury in Brisbane, Ben Greenslade has the exciting role of managing Dreamweavers events at one of Australia’s flagship tourist destinations and Queensland’s number one event hub. The crucial link between production and venue, Ben’s intimate knowledge of the hotel and hands on contact with venue staff ensures clients get A-grade service coupled with the unique Dreamweavers experience. 16 years on the event front-line has armed Ben with a firm hold of industry and production expertise while Dreamweavers has given him the wings required to take clients to the next level. With a passion for events outweighed only by a passion for client experience, Ben’s committed to delivering the Dreamweavers dream.
Troy Berwick: aka Berza
Senior Project Manager
“There’s no greater satisfaction than seeing a gig come to life; from the first concept and quote stoke on my keyboard to the live event on the night. There’s a certain pride standing back five minutes before doors and watching the masterpiece breathe. That’s the moment for me.”
Twenty years in the industry has left Troy with a unique ability to tie knots in wire with his tongue and a strong self-belief he can breathe though his ears. Even more valuable to clients is his creative genius in nailing concepts; devising best case scenario budget breakdowns; attention to detail in pre-production planning, onsite execution and seamless delivery come show time. Troy’s strong communication acumen transitions clients, Dreamweavers production and venue teams into one well-oiled machine driving a common vision that creatively incorporates the best technical elements and the highest service standards into a fully themed space. A master of immersion, Troy throws himself into every event with confidence, authority, passion and the kind of personality that inevitably ends in a friendly beer.
Nick Treacher: aka Ma’a Nonu
“We’re always one step ahead of the competition in both creative innovation and delivery of events. Simple secret, big results and no greater reward than the finished product.”
Finding his feet tap dancing as a child, this self-professed weapon on the football field never misses an event beat. Working with the Dreamweavers team for over a decade, Nick ‘The Beast’ Treacher has a creative eye, a can-do attitude and an insatiable desire to deliver above and beyond for both his clients and his colleagues. A team player with a love for the game, Nick manages event set-ups with a keen and creative eye. A left brain/right brain kind of guy, Nick is equally skilled at operational logistics and creative flair ensuring his in-depth understanding of the client’s vision and creative brief transform spaces into experiences and dreams into reality.
Michelle Barnes; aka Barnesy
Events and Entertainment Manager
“With a boutique and hands on approach, we match competence with care and client investment levels with our own to bring amazing to life. We believe firm friendships are born from strong client relationships and pride ourselves on being the safest, most innovative hands in the business. We don’t wait for the storm to pass; we dance in the rain.”
She dazzled for a decade as Movieworld’s Marilyn Monroe, sang on stage with Bryan Adams, pimped Snoop Dog’s Aussie Crib and openly admits to loving anchovies. Meet Dreamweavers’ fashion-loving, green-tea sipping, singing and dancing event extraordinaire with a penchant for impeccable styling and an instinct for game-changing entertainment. From coordinating crucial production elements and styling to sourcing and creating large scale entertainment pieces, Michelle combines her two greatest passions and pours heart and soul into a role that instantly puts planners at ease. Michelle’s practical experience, dynamic approach, multi-tasking nouse and strong creative flair inspires fresh thinking and encourages clients to explore new worlds. With 15 years of big brand experience adding magic, erasing challenges and fostering close relationships; Michelle lives on her toes with an energetic urgency to bring extraordinary your way.