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 success 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.
Sasha is Assistant General Counsel for a global manufacturing company, is the former President of the Madison Elementary School District Governing Board, and currently serves on the board of Villa Montessori charter school and the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Rodney is Of Counsel at Beus Gilbert PLLC, where he works on high-stakes litigation and assists business leaders in pursuing opportunities and dealing with challenges outside of their traditional organizational structures. He is former Town Manager of Cave Creek, Arizona, and serves as a Major in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps Reserve at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas. He volunteers on the Board of Directors of the Honor Health Foundation, Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts of America, and Jewish National Fund- Arizona Chapter.
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 student-illustrated children’s books to educate future generations on issues of sustainability, came to life. Sasha and Rodney live in Phoenix with their two young daughters, Rose and Ruth.