Sage Bates is a Nevada local, born and raised in Las Vegas. She grew up learning about the beauty and dangers of the Mojave Desert. Because of these experiences, Sage has a goal to help protect this area. She earned her degree in Communications and Geology at Northern Arizona University. After college, Sage started with GBI as a crew member for the Nevada Conservation Corps. After one season, Sage went through the GBI leadership development program and in Summer 2018 ran her own trail crew. She now works out of the Reno office assisting the Research Associate program with recruitment and compliance.In her spare time, Sage likes to read, watch movies, and try out new recipes. She loves to hike and frequently visits trails in the Reno area that her crew built.