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Big Wave: ‘Intentional Community’ for Adults with Special Needs Invested by Coastal Families

Big Wave: ‘Intentional Community’ for Adults with Special Needs Invested by Coastal Families

Big Wave mentioned in Coastside Buzz.

Coastside Buzz reports on the enthusiastically, socially distanced turnout for the groundbreaking of Big Wave’s affordable housing for adults with disabilities.

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After 20 years, Half Moon Bay ‘Intentional Community’ Breaks Ground

After 20 years, Half Moon Bay ‘Intentional Community’ Breaks Ground

Big Wave mentioned in The Mercury News.

Fiona Kelliher reports on the Big Wave Project’s long anticipated groundbreaking of a first-of-its-kind affordable housing community for people with disabilities. Check out the article here.

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Big Wave Breaking Ground in Half Moon Bay

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Big Wave Breaking Ground in Half Moon Bay

Big Wave mentioned in The San Mateo Daily Journal.

Following two decades of planning and preparation, the Big Wave Project intended to house adults with developmental disabilities will finally break ground Saturday, rallying an excited crowd of families, county supervisors and community members. Check out the article here.

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Scott Holmes

Scott Holmes

Big Wave Board Member

Scott M. Holmes has consulted as a Civil and Environmental Engineer all around the world, and we are lucky to have him on our Coast. Presently he works as an Environmental Consultant, and recently he was a Director of Public Works and City Engineer for the Tertiary Water Recycling Treatment Plant, as well as an Engineering Geologist and Soils Engineer. 

 

Scott joined the Big Wave Board of Directors in 2008 and has directed the civil and structural design of the Big Wave property, as well as managed our work with the California Coastal Commission. Throughout his career, his volunteer work has included engineering an irrigation system in Cambodia, a Water system in Tibet, Church design and construction, engineering in a Russian orphanage and youth center, and for our Big Wave residence projects.

Terry McKinney

Terry McKinney

Big Wave Board Member

Terry McKinney is on the Big Wave Board of Directors. He is a Superintendent of Water Treatment and Production for the City of Santa Cruz. Along with being a project manager for all water department facilities, he is also managing a five million dollar electrical upgrade program. He has developed training and apprentice programs, and manages the maintenance and plant operations staff.  

For Big Wave, McKinney coaches several Special Olympics teams, including basketball, soccer, football, and track and field. He has served on the Santa Cruz County Mental Health Board and many organizations for children with special needs over the last twenty years.