Sage Keene is a parent, community organizer, herbalist, poet, and settler residing on the ancestral territory of the Takelma nation. They earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000, and later went on to become a licensed massage therapist and YA Registered Yoga Teacher. Sage is a lifelong activist for equity and decolonization; they have worked and volunteered with various nonprofit advocacy groups, education groups, and collectives, including the Southern Oregon Anti-Racist Business (SOARB) collective, Deconstructing Whiteness, Family Solutions, The Rogue Action Center policy watch team, and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.
Parenting and family life is Sage’s priority. As a parent to three MTPCS children, they answered the call for additional MTPCS board members in the spirit of service. They currently also serve on the MTPCS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.
After living and working at Breitenbush Hot Springs, Sage spent five years living in Mexico, and returned to Oregon in 2020. When not working or volunteering, they love solo hiking, snowshoeing, and foraging in the wondrous, magical mountains of southern Oregon. Otherwise, they are quite a homebody, and enjoy cooking, reading, crafting, medicine-making, and gardening.