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Cassie Wilson

Cassie Wilson

Lives in Boring, Oregon

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Cassie is the founder of Half Access. Outside of H/A she enjoys reading, painting, learning guitar, and watching and making TikToks.

She has a dwarfism that caused her bones to twist as she grew, so she’s had a multitude of surgeries. She can’t stand for long periods of time, so at concerts she uses a manual wheelchair. In early 2017, she faced a lot of discrimination at one particular venue and her frustration with them allowed her to find her voice in issues of ableism and inaccessibility, and ultimately create Half Access to turn her frustration into positive, productive energy and be able to help the rest of the disabled community in the process.

Cassie can never stop talking about artists like Harry Styles, One Direction, A Will Away, The Maine, Lorde, boygenius, Better Love, and Glacier Veins.

Joey McAllister

Joey McAllister

Lives in North Plains, Oregon

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Joey McAllister hails from Florida and lives in Oregon. He is happiest when listening to his wife sing, plays the drums for Portland-based bands My Proper Skin and The Skeleton Keys, and works as a program manager to build sustainable, empathetic, and collaborative teams.

Joey met Cassie on Twitter via her continuous efforts to promote the important work of Half Access and her endless passion for music and live performance. He is encouraged by and incredibly proud of the work that all the Half Access board members, partners, supporters, and contributors do to improve the concert experience for everyone.

Favorite artists include: The Cure, Frank Turner, Ida, Over the Rhine, Thelonious Monk, Three Trapped Tigers

Codie Porter

Codie Porter

Lives in Portland, Oregon

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Codie works endlessly on listening to 1,000 albums and seeing 50-100 films every single year. Codie met Cassie at a Knuckle Puck show through a wondrous moment of eavesdropping regarding a conversation about Julien Baker. But their friendship didn’t truly blossom for another week on Leap Year Day (2/29/16) at From Indian Lakes. From there on out, Cassie has been his best friend. Codie joined Half Access because every single human being deserves to enjoy their favorite artists/bands (and then some), no matter what. Since Cassie started it on day one, he knew he wanted to do something to help, and now we all can.

Favorite artists: Nick Cave, Bruce Springsteen, Run The Jewels, My Chemical Romance, and clipping..

Nova Akins

Nova Akins

Lives in Portland, Oregon

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Nova is studying Music & Sonic Arts at Portland Community College with a focus on audio engineering and vocal theory. She spends most of her time trying to harness her muses by pursuing many creative outlets including writing, experimenting with modular synths, singing, graphic art, and teaching yoga.

Nova has a passion for volunteering and enjoys being apart of all things innovative and exciting in the local community. Nova moved to Oregon in the fall of 2016 where she met Cassie via mutual friends. With a shared passion for live music and the increasing awareness of the inequality in venues, Nova is proud to join Half Access on its vital journey.

Nova’s probably listening to The Hotelier, Lorde, Against Me!, Halsey, Half Waif, or Waxahatchee at any given moment.

Annie Tunnicliffe

Annie Tunnicliffe

Lives in Portland, Oregon

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Annie is an entertainment professional in Portland, Oregon who works for a variety of venues and companies, but prides herself on running Defy Wrestling and production managing Take Warning Presents.

Annie started working in the live music industry at a young age in New York and continues to flex her two degrees in music business. She started working with The American Cancer Society in high school and has loved creatively fundraising ever since. In her spare time she loves just hanging out, making candles, and watching comedy shows. 

Annie’s favorite artists include Circa Survive, Ariana Grande, Amine, PUP, Tigers Jaw, & Glacier Veins.