Brook is co-owner and CEO of CatchingH2O/H2OME. She graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California in 2001. She received her Permaculture Certificate in 2008 from ECOSA Institute in Prescott, Arizona. Brook also completed the Watershed Management Group Water Harvesting Certification Course as well as a Watershed Restoration Course with Craig Sponholtz. Brook received the Water Warrior Award from the Surfrider Foundation in 2011 for her on the ground work in water conservation. She has spoken and taught at City College, Wild Willows Farm, Surfrider Foundation, Coastkeeper, Cuyamaca Water Conservation Garden, Quail Botanic Gardens, the Ecology Center, The San Diego Sustainable Living Institute, The Del Mar Fair, Master Gardeners, as well as a number of schools, communities, businesses, and events.
Brook is passionate about water and is always on the search for Wild Water wherever she goes! Brook lives in City Heights with her partner, two sons and two cats.
Rosalind Haselbeck, Catching H2o
Rosalind Haselbeck is the co-owner and President of Catching H2O/H2OME. Rosalind loves to collaborate with Brook on projects, bringing together their different perspectives and experience to design creative and affordable water harvesting systems. Rosalind's vision is to change people's relationship with water - conserving it and using it with awareness in their landscapes and homes. Rosalind is a licensed contractor (general and landscape), an ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) accredited professional and a green roof accredited professional. She is also an accredited member of the G3 Gardens group. Rosalind's educational background includes a PhD in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. Rosalind has been designing and installing green roofs and water harvesting systems since 2007.
Atulya loves the great outdoors and this beautiful planet. He sees water conservation as a high priority in southern California and on the entire planet. He recently completed his Permaculture Design Course through the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute and decided to join our team to put this new knowledge to work.
You can’t drag him away from an Ultimate Frisbee game or an excellent acoustic concert. He and Teekhnata (his wife) arealways up for some delicious fruit!
Philip's familiarity with gardening and his work ethic are a huge asset to our worksites. As a homeowner he has extensive experience with plants and garden design with an eye for maximizing small spaces in our urban environment.
He has augmented his experience by being a core volunteer at the San Diego Peace Garden in City Heights and recently teamed up with a three other farmers to start a farm in Chula Vista called Agua Dulce that offers weekly CSA boxes to San Diego. Three years ago, he founded Harvesting San Diego, a program of the San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project, that helps local homeowners harvest and distribute their excess fruit to local food banks and aid agencies. He also enjoys beekeeping and raising backyard chickens.
In a former life, he competed for the US Track & Field Team at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, won numerous national championships and traveled the world
Eric is a San Diego native and thus has always been most comfortable outdoors. Shortly after graduating from SDSU with a BA in Public Administration, Eric moved to Peru to work in rural health with the US Peace Corps. There he received training and gained experience in lifestyle practices more closely connected to nature, such as building composting latrines, efficient wood-burning stoves and organic gardens.
Post Peace Corps, Eric pursued a MS in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Texas and worked for a few years leading and designing short-term international service-learning trips for high schools students.
In 2015, Eric began taking steps to become more involved in helping his community transition to a more sustainable version of itself by attending conferences, working on a handful of permaculture projects, studying on his own time, experimenting in his own back yard, and attending courses including the Water Harvesting Certification course with the Watershed Management Group in Tucson.
Also, he is a doll to have around!