Andrew has been with Spectrum Space since 2014, starting off as a volunteer, became a Group Leader for our social groups before his current position as Fremantle Group Coordinator. He is a qualified podiatrist, so feel free to direct any foot related questions to him! Andrew very much enjoys engaging with and taking part in activities with participants, sharing many comic book and gaming interests. He has a particular passion for cooking.
Phillip is a screen media graduate who started his journey at Spectrum Space in 2016 as a volunteer for our Step Into Social documentary project. After several years working as a Barista, Phillip has transitioned into our office while running small video projects on the side. He oversaw the completion of the Youth Empowerment Project and now runs the Spectrum Space office, coordinating social groups and dealing with all day-to-day enquiries. He is also a massive music fan, enjoys playing drums and keeping fit by practicing Taekwondo. Phillip supports the strengths based philosophy that Spectrum Space promotes and enjoys seeing our participants discover and unlock their talents through interacting with our programs.
Sandhya has been working with individuals on the autism spectrum since 2013. She started with Spectrum Space as a volunteer and now runs social groups. Sandhya has finished her Masters in Counselling and is a registered counsellor. Since then she started running the Street Smart Life Smart workshop with the aim of creating a safe space to allow participants to address personal and social issues without feeling judged. She also works closely with the Youth Advisory Council. Sandhya takes personal pleasure in guiding Spectrum Space participants and monitoring their personal growth.
Tessa joined Spectrum Space as Mandurah’s Social Group Facilitator in March 2021. She has been working with young people on the autism spectrum since 2017, and enjoys seeing individuals’ confidence and independence build over time. Tessa applies the strengths-based approach to facilitating capacity building. She loves getting involved in active games, cooking, and arts and crafts, holds tertiary degrees in Communication, Education (Secondary), and is currently completing Psychology Honours.
Valeska is a PhD candidate in Psychology who has been working for Spectrum Space since 2017. After working as an assistant during the Telethon Holiday Makers program, Valeska started running our SIS and YES social groups in Marangaroo. She has presented at our annual Symposium, led the development of the Awesome Productions Company and is passionate about mental health support and research.