About Us

Hidden Door Experiences was founded in 2008 with a few simple ideas and principles scribbled on the back of a beer coaster that remain the core focus of the business today; create memorable experiences that connect people.

We’re creators. We pride ourselves on creating original experiences and team building events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with our in-house team of event legends; fuelled by big ideas, beer and pizza.

Everything we do is crafted by us and delivered by us. We’re 100% Australian owned and operated.

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Our Purpose

To create unforgettable moments that connect people with purpose.

Our Values

We Care
We care about people and do whatever it takes to create positive experiences.

All In
All day, every day.

Dare To Be Different
We’re seekers of fresh tracks and embrace an attitude of creativity and new ideas.

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Our People

Our people are what makes us different. We’re an assortment of mixed lollies, each as creative, passionate and mildly loopy as the other. But our common thread, our DNA, is our passion for delivering amazing team building activities and experiences in Sydney.

When we’re not creating memorable experiences, you’ll find us living our own. We’re performing on stages, we’re exploring the outdoors, we’re searching for those wow moments and that put a smile on your face.

About Our People

From tarantula farming in Belize, nursing Orang Utans in Borneo to stepping into a cage for an MMA fight, our founder has a lifelong passion for creating memorable experiences.
As an accomplished event facilitator and MC, Will has worked in the events industry for over 20 years and has created events for some of Australia’s leading organisations. He has a passion for discovering and implementing experiential events that engage teams and ignite brands.
He often reminds us that 90’s hip hop is the ‘golden era’ of music and spills coffee on his desk at least twice a week.

Will Gray

Founder & CEO

From tarantula farming in Belize, nursing Orang Utans in Borneo to stepping into a cage for an MMA fight, our founder has a lifelong passion for creating memorable experiences.

As an accomplished event facilitator and MC, Will has worked in the events industry for over 20 years and has created events for some of Australia’s leading organisations. He has a passion for discovering and implementing experiential events that engage teams and ignite brands.

He often reminds us that 90’s hip hop is the ‘golden era’ of music and spills coffee on his desk at least twice a week.

Natalie is our complete all-rounder who has a handle on almost all of the experiences that Hidden Door delivers. She has extensive experience working in bookkeeping for a number of SMB’s and brings those skills to managing our office and events with accuracy.
She’s near hacker-level on an Excel spreadsheet and developing high-level processes which has transitioned into becoming detail-focused on all events. Paired with insane customer service and event styling skills, she’s really our office unicorn.
She’s often joined in the office by her partner in crime, Daisy the Golden Retriever, which is amazing unless you’re a courier or piece of cheese. Away from the office, Nat loves spending her time adventuring outdoors.

Natalie Hennessy

Office Manager

Natalie is our complete all-rounder who has a handle on almost all of the experiences that Hidden Door delivers. She has extensive experience working in bookkeeping for a number of SMB’s and brings those skills to managing our office and events with accuracy.

She’s near hacker-level on an Excel spreadsheet and developing high-level processes which has transitioned into becoming detail-focused on all events. Paired with insane customer service and event styling skills, she’s really our office unicorn.

She’s often joined in the office by her partner in crime, Daisy the Golden Retriever, which is amazing unless you’re a courier or piece of cheese. Away from the office, Nat loves spending her time adventuring outdoors.

Lachy keeps all the wheels turning behind the scenes to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. His role is to ensure that every experience is prepared and delivered with 100% accuracy and delivers on purpose.
With a keen eye for detail and the drive to develop new experiences, he has cemented himself as an integral part of the HDE team.
Away from the office, Lachy’s a keen footballer with a hamstring made of tissue paper. He’s also an Everton, Western Bulldogs and Canterbury Bulldogs supporter so he rarely has anything to smile about on a Monday morning.

Lachlan Howard

Operations Co-ordinator

Lachy keeps all the wheels turning behind the scenes to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. His role is to ensure that every experience is prepared and delivered with 100% accuracy and delivers on purpose.

With a keen eye for detail and the drive to develop new experiences, he has cemented himself as an integral part of the HDE team.

Away from the office, Lachy’s a keen footballer with a hamstring made of tissue paper. He’s also an Everton, Western Bulldogs and Canterbury Bulldogs supporter so he rarely has anything to smile about on a Monday morning.

Jasmine co-founded Hidden Door Experiences with Will Gray in 2008 and helped create a strong customer service base and develop core company values for the business that remain today. Jasmine is an industry leader in customer success within the tech industry having leadership roles in organisations such as Wish, Givar and Aircall and is a regular speaker on customer obsession.
She’s also killer at karaoke, loves cooking at home with her family and is partial to watching dog reels on Instagram in her spare time.

Jasmine Gray

Co-Founder

Jasmine co-founded Hidden Door Experiences with Will Gray in 2008 and helped create a strong customer service base and develop core company values for the business that remain today. Jasmine is an industry leader in customer success within the tech industry having leadership roles in organisations such as Wish, Givar and Aircall and is a regular speaker on customer obsession.

She’s also killer at karaoke, loves cooking at home with her family and is partial to watching dog reels on Instagram in her spare time.

One half of the dynamic duo ‘Retriever Fever’, Freddie loves nothing more than a great feed. In fact, even an OK feed will do the trick. She’s quite happy eating socks, undies, shoes, toilet paper and everything she can get her paws on.
When she’s not destroying household items she loves to hit the park, but only if she can find some kind of filthy puddle or creek to completely immerse herself in before coming home. Oh and riding in cars? Not a huge fan.

Freddie

Snack Stealer

One half of the dynamic duo ‘Retriever Fever’, Freddie loves nothing more than a great feed. In fact, even an OK feed will do the trick. She’s quite happy eating socks, undies, shoes, toilet paper and everything she can get her paws on.

When she’s not destroying household items she loves to hit the park, but only if she can find some kind of filthy puddle or creek to completely immerse herself in before coming home. Oh and riding in cars? Not a huge fan.

Our smiley, happy golden girl. Daisy is a gentle soul and loves to share the love with everyone she meets.
Her hobbies include playing with her best friend, Freddie & carrying around her favourite items such as sticks, toys & even the occasional rock.
If you happen to feel some paws tapping on your foot, it’s likely to be Daisy telling you to work less, and play more.

Daisy

Occasional Snorer

Our smiley, happy golden girl. Daisy is a gentle soul and loves to share the love with everyone she meets.

Her hobbies include playing with her best friend, Freddie & carrying around her favourite items such as sticks, toys & even the occasional rock.

If you happen to feel some paws tapping on your foot, it’s likely to be Daisy telling you to work less, and play more.

Our resident MC and lead facilitator, Sam is an experienced and passionate actor with crediting roles across a range of award-winning short films, theatre productions, TV and commercials.
He can chat the back leg off an armchair, and brings his performing experience and professionalism to each and every event delivering a high energy, unforgettable experiences that sees him regularly requested by clients year after year.
With a passion and dedication for the craft you can be sure your guests will be talking about your event for years to come.

Sam Wallace

Event Host

Our resident MC and lead facilitator, Sam is an experienced and passionate actor with crediting roles across a range of award-winning short films, theatre productions, TV and commercials.

He can chat the back leg off an armchair, and brings his performing experience and professionalism to each and every event delivering a high energy, unforgettable experiences that sees him regularly requested by clients year after year.

With a passion and dedication for the craft you can be sure your guests will be talking about your event for years to come.

Belly laughs, high energy and a passion for life.
When she’s not snacking on some sugar, Emily is in the great outdoors hiking, trail running & swimming in as many water holes or beaches as she can.
Ask Emily to sing at any gig & she most likely will, however we are positive you’ll instantly be captivated by the joy she brings to each and every room she steps into.

Emily Hart

Event Host

Belly laughs, high energy and a passion for life.

When she’s not snacking on some sugar, Emily is in the great outdoors hiking, trail running & swimming in as many water holes or beaches as she can.

Ask Emily to sing at any gig & she most likely will, however we are positive you’ll instantly be captivated by the joy she brings to each and every room she steps into.

Jamie Manweiler

Resident Artist

Jamie is our resident in-house artist who you may have seen on any of our art-based team experiences, or if you frequent dodgy pubs in and around Sydney. He comes from the Emerald Isle of Ireland so we hardly understand what he says most of the time, but he’s a super talented artist so we just nod and go along. His sense of humour and eagerness to create a great experience always wows groups.

His creative mind merged with his illustrative skills is the perfect blend to bring the clients ideas to life. His handy work can be seen hanging in many office walls or commissioned art murals around Australia.

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