Brook Sarson

Brook Sarson, founder of H2OME

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.


AtulyaBerube

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 Dunn

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 DeDONATO

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!


Andy Moffat, Andy's Rain Gutters

Andy Moffat is owner and operatorof Andy's rain gutters. Andy has a passion for life and family that extends into his work and has done so for 15 years. Andy thoroughly enjoys working with H2OME on rain collection jobs and he feels Brook'sefforts have had a huge impact in San Diego.
   Andy is a licensed California contractor that specializes in Seamless and custom gutters and downspouts. He attended Ventura city college where he earned a full ride baseball scholarship to Sacramento state university after which followed a year in the minor leagues.
     Andy currently enjoys coaching his daughters softball team and playing in a 35 and over hardball league in Escondido. Its rumored his fastball is still pretty good!


Ecology Artisans is an ecological landscape and farmland design and development company. This top notch organization specializes in drought tolerant landscaping, rainwater harvesting (both active & passive systems, edible landscaping, regenerative farm design, agroforestry systems, and much more. 

This team is comprised of the top experts in the Southwestern United States when it comes to using ecology as the backbone for land transformation. They work on a variety of scales from the backyard to the 1,000 acre farm or watershed. 

Ecology Artisans' goal is to transform landscapes and communities into healthy functioning ecosystems.  As a combined group, they have trained thousands of people in sustainable living skills and permaculture. 

Ecology Artisans are proud to be pioneers among purpose-driven businesses here is San Diego County.  They are blazing a trail for environmental restoration, ecological land management, and local food production. All their work – from design to installation and project management – serves the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.  H2OME is proud to call them friends, colleagues, partners.


COMMUNITREE GARDENS

CommuniTree Gardens installs and designs landscapes of all scales, blending function with form. They are committed to going beyond sustainability and regenerating ecosystems that provide food, medicine and refuge for all living things. 

H2OME loves partnering with them to help coordinate successful, useful landscape integration with water harvesting principles!