An Innovative Housing Solution for Adults with Autism

Sweetwater Spectrum Staff


Sweetwater Spectrum
369 Fifth Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476, U.S.A.


Suzanne Phillips, Enrichment Activity and Volunteer Coordinator 

Suzanne has followed the evolution of Sweetwater Spectrum from an empty field to the thriving residential community it is today. With the goal of promoting life and work with purpose, Suzanne plans individual and group activities, seeks out opportunities for residents to get involved with the greater community, and produces Life at Sweetwater, a bi-monthly communication. By integrating volunteers into the Sweetwater Spectrum community, Suzanne helps residents find new ways to engage with the community and explore their unique interests. Suzanne holds a BFA in Drawing & Painting and Art Education Certification, as well as a Masters and Ed. Specialist degree in Curriculum and Leadership from William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri.


Jenna Garver, Administration and Special Projects

Jenna is the newest member of the Sweetwater team; her focus will be on office administration and a variety of special projects designed to support Life With Purpose at Sweetwater Spectrum.
Jenna comes to us with a varied professional background including retail and sales as well as a commitment to non-profits such as Hospice of Petaluma.  She holds a BS in Business Administration/Marketing from Sonoma State University and is a certified Holistic Nutritionist.

Jenna is a yoga enthusiast, food and wine aficionada and lover of nature.


Luke Carneal, Farm Manager 

Luke joined the Sweetwater Spectrum team in the Spring of 2015 to apply his skills, knowledge, and excitement to the management of the on-site farm. During undergrad and after graduating from Connecticut College in 2013, Luke has worked at a number of diverse small-scale sustainable farms where he learned the art of agriculture through hands-on involvement. Besides his passion for manual farm work, Luke loves to teach others about farming and is excited to be able to work side by side with residents of Sweetwater. Luke cannot wait to oversee the continued growth and development of the farm into a setting where residents, volunteers, and anyone who is enthusiastic about sustainable agriculture can come together to share in the love of gardening.