East Coast Accessibility Experts is your not-for-profit community service providing easy, affordable solutions for residential and commercial modifications. East Coast Accessibility Experts is a team comprising of experienced, skilled and highly motivated individuals who are passionate about delivering an all-inclusive service to individuals, professionals and commercial businesses. At East Coast Accessibility Experts they believe home is where the heart is and consider it their priority to make a home as safe and comfortable as possible.



Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Shalla has a passion for working in the community services sector and has worked in the Aged Care and Disability Sector for over 27 years. In 1998 Shalla became part of the East Coast Accessibility Experts team and relishes working with such an experienced, skilled and enthusiastic crew. Shalla is dedicated in providing Independent living solutions for those in the community that can benefit from the products and services provided by East Coast Accessibility Experts. Shalla is energetic in everything she does and loves to sing, dance and drum as well as going to live theatre and the opportunity to participate at a local level. Shalla can often be spotted on her early morning beach walks admiring the beautiful sunrise and capturing them with her trusty camera.



Works Supervisor

David has been part of the East Coast Accessibility Experts team for 8 years and enjoys helping people and solving problems. With over 30 years in the building industry there aren’t many problems David can’t solve. Whether he’s installing, grab rails, access ramps or full kitchen modifications, David can find the simplest most efficient method. David stands by his grandfather’s words “No such thing as problems, only solutions” David says his family is the most important thing in his life closely followed by his love for the great outdoors where he enjoys fishing, boating and camping.



Client Liaison and Administrative Assistant

Alison moved from Sydney to Coffs Harbour 7 years ago and commenced working with East Coast Accessibility Experts in December 2013. Alison is loving the work and especially enjoys the contact with the clients when they visit East Coast Accessibility Experts.




Geoff is a qualified Electrical Fitter / Mechanic and works with East Coast Accessibility Experts as our Handyman. His hobbies include bagpipes, Pipe Bands and Travel. Geoff has been married for 36 years and has lived in Coffs Harbour for the past 30 years.
He is involved in local baseball and is a Life Member of Sawtell Dodgers and the Coffs Harbour Baseball Association. Highlights for him include playing in the World Pipeband Championships in Glasgow in 2008 and 2001 for the New South Wales Highlanders.




Daniel was born in Tamworth but now enjoys the coastal lifestyle that Coffs Harbour offers. Daniel has completed his Carpentry apprenticeship and has been a part of East Coast Accessibility Experts for over 18 months now. Daniel really enjoys being part of our construction team. 
Daniel successfully completed his Higher School Certificate, Certificate III in Carpentry Building and is currently studying Diploma of Building and Surveying and would like to gain his Certificate IV Clerk of Works. Daniel’s interests include surfing, travelling, camping and fishing.


Greg Murray

Marketing assistant

Greg moved to Coffs Harbour in 2011 after spending 27 years living in Broken Hill where he completed a number of courses at TAFE including Certificate IV Web Design and a Diploma in Business Administration. Greg Worked at Healthy Mobility in 2015 until late 2016 where he looked after their webpage and social media. Greg joined our team in early 2017 as our marketing assistant and is enjoying working with our team.

In his spare time Greg Likes to collect minerals, he also enjoys photography as well as reading Science fiction books.


Michelle Egan

Receptionist & Administration

Having moved around a lot, I finally settled in Coffs Harbour 10 years ago and this is where I will stay, unless I win the lotto and move to the South of France and run my own cheese business. I studied BBus, MKtg – Disctinction at CSU Bathurst, have worked many Job – supermarket, Cafes, catering, singing teacher, musical performer, Family Day Carer, Disability Carer – but mainly in office/support work, which is what I do best. I have 4 children, all of whom have the music in them – cello, guitars, violins, piano, trombone, singing, musical theatre!
I’m really enjoying working with East Coast Accessibility Experts it’s a friendly, supportive, team to work for and I enjoy being part of a story that helps people in need to live the best life they can, even if it’s only in a small way.
I really enjoy cooking, cross stitching, travelling, being in nature, laughing with friends, comedy, if I hadn’t been able to bring my children into the world, I probably would have been in musical comedy.
I’m honoured to be here.


Daniel Stewart


Since joining the East Coast team I have gained insight into caring nature of all employees. All going above and beyond to help and ensure safety of clients within their homes. What I like most about working for East coast Accessibility Experts is being able to provide a service to ensure safety for our clients to be able to safely stay in their homes.
Being able to create and build safe access through ramps, easy steps, half steps, step ramps, grab rails, and other house modifications. Each individual situation provides a constant variety of jobs that always creates a diverse work load each week.
I have been a Surf Life Saver for Woolgoolga for 12 years, performing numerous rescues,it has been a good change in employment from previously working installing irrigation systems, To now providing a service in preventing potential trips and falls.


Drew Armitage


Drew started at ECAE in October 2019 and comes with a very broad range of work experience. Starting off in the building trade as a sub-contract carpenter working in residential housing. Once completed the Clerk of Works certificate and gained a full builder’s licence he then moved into running his own building business specialising in renovations & extensions for nearly 25 years both in the Blue Mountains and then based in Woolgoolga.

Drew is also employed by Fire & Rescue NSW as a retained fire fighter based at Woolgoolga Fire Station, and has enjoyed this variation in work for the past 20+ years. He is married (to an awesome wife) & has 3 grown up children.