What’s Happening at the Big Wave Farm?

Despite being unable to host our usual generous and hardworking volunteer teams from local universities, nonprofits, and corporations, our skeleton crew of essential workers has been working hard to prepare the land for a busy and productive summer! The farm team planted 50 tomato plants and more than 400 squash seeds out in the field. Other seeds […]

Making Intentional Communities More Accessible

In California alone, approximately 175,000 adults with special needs live with family members, and they are aging. When their caregivers pass away, where will these vulnerable adults live and who will take care of them? Part of the answer to this question should involve a quality of life answer.  At Big Wave we have an […]

Stephen St. Marie

Big Wave Group Board Director & Secretary
Stephen St. Marie is an Economist, Regulatory Analyst, and Policy Advisor focused on energy, water, and environmental issues.

Kim Gainza

Big Wave Group Board Director & Farm Committee Chair
Kim Gainza has been involved in the Special Olympics since 2007 as a team parent and fundraiser for the Coastside Special Olympics basketball team. Under her management, the team has gone from seven players at its inception to over 50 players today, including four teams and 12 coaches who serve Special Olympics athletes from all of San Mateo County. Kim has brought in over 30 coaches over the years from local high schools and colleges, which provided them with unique and valuable learning experiences to take out into the world.

Jeff Peck

Big Wave Founder and Board Director
Jeff Peck was CEO of Big Wave for the first 20 years. He founded Big Wave with the mission to provide affordable housing and a sense of community for adults with developmental disabilities.