Linda Sager Kazalski, (sometimes called Bryghteyez) 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 most of her life. A First Class Girl Scout (the highest rank then available) raised by an Eagle Scout, she learned “Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints.” and “Be Prepared” very young.
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 sometime 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 settled in the Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia in 1987 and has been involved in the Hampton Roads pagan community since about 1990. She later joined a local eclectic coven where she earned the rank of second-degree priestess. She formally withdrew from the coven in 2015 to organize Three Branch River Grove, ADF of Hampton Roads, Virginia. She has been a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) since 2014. She was elected Senior Druid of Three Branch River Grove at Midsummer 2016 and continues in that role today. She is a member of the Grove Coordinating Committee. She was elected the Southeastern Regional Druid in May 2020.
She has studied medicinal and magical herbalism and has taught workshops in both, as well as energy work and other subjects, locally and at regional festivals.
She has been in a polyamorous relationship with her husband since 1977. 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 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, and bass guitarist extraordinaire, Michael Kazalski, formerly of Coyote Run. She has been a licensed real estate title insurance agent and paralegal for since 1981. She also owns and operates a small mobile notary business with her husband.