Sage Roberts Foley, Executive Director
Sage assumed the role of Executive Director at Baton Rouge Green in November 2016 after having served on our Board of Directors for six years. Her background is in marketing and communications and she was previously operating a consulting firm for non-profits. She has worked with and served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including the March of Dimes, Baton Rouge Growth Coalition, Charles W. Lamar YMCA, and the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators.
Sage is a Baton Rouge native, a graduate of University High and the University of Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Journalism in Public Relations from the Grady College of Mass Communications.
Sage’s favorite native Louisiana tree is a Baldcypress.
“My mother always told me, ‘Everyone should plant a tree that they’ll never sit under.’”
Sage lives in Capital Heights with her husband Cullen and their German Shorthair Pointer, Shiloh.
Robert Seemann, ISA, Program Director
Robert Seemann joined Baton Rouge Green as Program Director in 2012. Robert’s career has always revolved around trees. He has worked for the USDA Forest Service, run a small forest management company in Telluride, Colorado, and has worked in the private sector as a professional Arborist.
Robert has a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Resource Management from the University of Montana. He has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2005 and a Louisiana State Licensed Arborist since 2010.
Robert’s favorite native tree is a Hackberry.
Christopher Cooper, Program Specialist; City Citrus Project Manager
Christopher Cooper grew up on a small forested, organic subsistence farm in Bush, La, where he learned to appreciate ecological and agricultural sustainability. That passion took him to Louisiana State University to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science, which sparked Cooper’s interest in arboriculture and urban forestry. Today, he aspires to fill the urban environment with food-producing landscapes that are not only ecologically rich in diversity but also aesthetically engaging.
Christopher’s favorite native tree is a Parsley Hawthorne.