Major and Michelle Robinson met in their former careers designing and building theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Major belongs to the Northern Cheyenne Nation from Montana. Michelle is a Floridian of Irish and Scottish ancestry.
The Robinsons owned a popular bed-and-breakfast on the Reservation for several years. As their family grew, so did their desire to find a way to share and showcase their multicultural roots to a broader audience. Sage & Oats Trading Post opened in the summer of 2018 and shortly after was recognized by the Montana Department of Commerce as the 2019 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year! As a registered Native Made & Made in Montana retailer, our specialty is handcrafted gifts which celebrate Montana’s rich history, culture & diversity.
Major and Michelle are different together – and they hope you'll find joy in celebrating diversity with them.
If you're in Helena or nearby, come in and say hello!
Maddie is the talent behind our online shop. From photography to SEO to product descriptions, Maddie makes our Etsy truly unique. A college student with a passion for paint, Maddie (Irish descent) is a fun loving, evil eye sporting artist.
A former AmeriCorps Vista and transplant from North Carolina, Haley (Scottish descent) is a ray of sunshine in our shop. Known for their infectious smile and welcoming greetings, they will ensure you have a great shopping experience.
Beetle (Northern Cheyenne) is our child and creator of our Native Pride, Rainbow Social, Water is Life and MMIW/MMIP designs. An artist with a passion for social justice, Beetle also works in the shop PT when they are not in college.
Our own personal shop fairy. Saige (Swiss descent) is the daughter and granddaughter of two of our artists! She is also an artist in her own right, and has created designs that you see on our packaging and displays.
Sales & Maintenance
Our store shines because of Clay! When he's not working for the local Forest Service office, he's here keeping everything in order. His easy-going energy and great taste in music bring the vibes here at Sage & Oats.
Dancer, singer, teacher, cow-enthusiast extraordinaire! Nicki (Snohomish) brightens our Saturdays with her sparkly energy. Ask her for book recommendations... she's read just about everything in the store.