Linda Sager Kazalski, (sometimes called Bryghteyez or Sineag MhicDàibhidh) was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of rural upstate New York. She’s been a tree-hugging dirt-worshipper, a political activist and general trouble-maker since her late teens.
A researcher and problem-solver by nature, she is a student of philosophy, comparative religions, martial arts, history, herbalism, needlecrafts, literature, genealogy and other subjects as the spirit moves. She is a contributor to Alternatives HR (formerly Hampton Roads Pagan Resource Directory) website, the ADF Southeastern Region Newsletter, Oak Leaves (the quarterly journal of ADF) and Tumblr.
A solitary practitioner for about 25 years, she has been involved in the Hampton Roads pagan community for over 20 years. She joined a local eclectic coven where she earned the rank of second degree priestess. She withdrew from the coven in 2015 to organize Three Branch River Grove, ADF. She has been a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin: a Druid Fellowship (ADF) since 2014 and was elected Senior Druid of Three Branch River Grove, ADF at Midsummer 2016. She is currently on the ADF Dedicant Path.
She is an herbalist and owns Brighid’s Forge Herbals. She has been studying medicinal and magical herbalism since her teens, and has taught workshops in both, as well as energy work and other subjects, locally and at festivals.
She has been in a polyamorous relationship with her husband for over 40 years and has been involved in the local poly and kink communities off and on for years. She has taught workshops on such topics as Rules of Engagement: How to Disagree Constructively, What Not to Do: Common Mistakes in Poly Relationships, and Dealing with the Outlaws: Relationships with Partners’ Families.
She is an Adult Learning Facilitator (ALF) in outdoor programs with the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Council (GSCCC). A First Class Girl Scout was raised by an Eagle Scout, she learned “Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints.” and “Be Prepared” very young.
She attended the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she earned degrees in English and History, played volleyball and billiards, was a member of Arethusa Sorority (Sigma Gamma Phi, Gamma chapter), and met her husband of over 38 years and bass guitarist extraordinaire, Michael Kazalski, formerly of Coyote Run, currently with the Delta Daggers, The Boys from That Band, and Triad and performing in Irish Mystique, a show of Irish legend, dance and song. She has been a licensed real estate title insurance underwriter and paralegal for over 35 years. She owns and operates Seven Cities Signings (a mobile notary business) with her husband.