Name Jarrod Allen
AKA Rootles
Business Budgy Smuggler
Location Manly

What’s your favourite place on the Northern Beaches?
Anywhere in the water between Manly and Shelley Beach

Is there something about you that would surprise people?
Previously a licensed Sparkie but due to a back injury I changed careers.

What’s something everyone should do at least once?
Manly to Shelley Beach swim or buy me a beer at the pub.

It’s Sunday afternoon, where do we find you?
Foetal position on the loungeroom floor recovering from Saturday night

If you were down to your last $50 what would you spend it on?
Chicken Parmie and a beer


Best business experience?
Customers coming so far away Blue Mountain & Camden to visit the Budgy Smuggler HQ in Manly to have a store experience. We also get a lot of touring sports teams which is great.

If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?

Best part of your job or most enjoyable part of your job?
Traveling to the UK going pop up shops

Most stressful part of your job?

Weirdest thing that has ever happened at work?
A guy who wanted to wear white see through BS

What’s the best part of working on the Northern Beaches? Why’d you chose to work here?


What would you rate 10/10?
Being in the water when the sun comes up

What is the best advice you’ve received?
Look after your customers, give them a good experience

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this week?
Still Alive

Greatest strength?
Banter & my looks

Greatest weakness?
In ability to not swipe left.

Does anything scare you?
Serious relationships

Which virtue do you most admire in people?
Sense of humour

What’s your most reassured possession?
2 long neck Turtles Donny & Raffy

What’s your idea of absolute happiness?
Pretty Happy with life as it is

What travel experience is on your bucket list?

How do you switch off?
Go swimming

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Ben & Jerrys or sour straps

Who’s your personal hero?
My O pa.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

What’s the last question you would like us to ask you?
What pair of budgies are you buying before you leave?