Sasha and Rodney Glassman first met while earning their law degrees at the University of Arizona. Rodney had recently completed his PhD in Arid Land Resource Sciences and received the National Outstanding Research Presentation Award from the American Association of Agricultural Educators for his research on the impact of hands-on learning.
During Rodney’s final year of law school, he was elected to the Tucson City Council and led Tucson to become the first city in the country to require rainwater harvesting on all new commercial development and gray-water plumbing in all new homes. For his successes in championing sustainability initiatives, Rodney was awarded the Environmental Achievement Award from the Environmental Protection Agency and received speaking invitations from the mayors of cities across Arizona to share his method for coalition building around conservation.
In December of 2010, Sasha completed her law degree, MBA, and Masters in Latin American Studies. She is currently in-house counsel for a global manufacturing company, volunteers as a small-claims hearing officer for Maricopa County, and in November of 2012 was elected to the Governing Board of the Madison Elementary School District in Phoenix.
Sasha and Rodney are practicing attorneys who are committed to community service. Rodney serves as a Captain in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Reserve Corps at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and is Vice President of the Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts of America, the nation’s fifth-largest Boy Scout Council. Sasha serves on the Board of the Great Arizona Puppet Theater and is an active member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Sasha and Rodney have a passion for education, helping children, and making their community a stronger and more sustainable place to live, work, and raise a family. With these goals in mind, their vision of writing children’s books, illustrated by students, to educate future generations on issues of sustainability was born. Sasha and Rodney live in Phoenix with their two young daughters, Rose and Ruth.