Sage grew up in Chicago, IL. In 2018, they left the midwest for the coastal redwoods and Pacific Ocean of Santa Cruz, CA. Sage has spent the past 5 years in Santa Cruz where they received a B.A in environmental studies and worked as an outdoor educator; guiding hiking and backpacking trips. In 2023, Sage completed their hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. After living on a trail for 5 consecutive months, Sage is looking forward to giving back to the great outdoors through trail maintenance and restoration. A desert enthusiast, Sage is also excited to spend more time in the Sonoran Desert. When not backpacking and hiking, Sage enjoys drawing, painting, birding and trail running.