Sage Horizons, LLC

The Leadership Team

Meet The Team

Erika Kelley, MPA

CEO & Principal Consultant

Erika knows first-hand the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and unresolved trauma. Despite the odds stacked against her, she strived to better herself through education. Erika holds a BA in political science and an MPA in public administration from Rutgers University. She holds multiple certifications in the field of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and management.

With over 20 years of experience, Erika’s healing journey and lived experiences serve as a blueprint for others with similar backgrounds. Sage Horizons, launched in 2021, serves as her vehicle to promote collective healing as a self-healer. 

Charles Druid, MBA, PMP

CFOO & Principal Evaluator

Charles is a business strategist with an emphasis on organizational continuous improvement, quality assurance and operating and financial efficiency. He brings over 25 years of leadership and professional experience. He has supported emerging businesses locally and internationally and has developed simple but effective methodologies and processes that have brought about impactful change and sustainable success. 

Charles holds an MBA from Regis University with a focus in strategic management and a BA in business administration in international business from American InterContinental University. He also hold certifications as PMP, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Agile Management.

To those who have experienced trauma, Erika’s message is this:

“If you have experienced trauma, it is not your fault. And how you respond to trauma has nothing to do with personal weakness. Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like the COVID-19 pandemic or witnessing or experiencing violence. Research shows that the effects of unhealed wounds like stress, fear, anxiety, or anger, can be devastating and can cause strained relationships and even physical symptoms. The good news is, there is hope. As we address the systemic and policy inequities and raise awareness about the impacts of trauma, we can take the steps necessary to ensure that our communities, schools, workplaces, and homes are supportive environments, that use creative methods including arts education frameworks and approaches, to promote healing.”

Erika speaks about Sage Horizons’ research-based propriety curriculum, Find Your Calm, along with the intersections of creativity, writing, poetry and mitigating and healing trauma during an interview on RVN TV: IAC – E20 – Erika Kelley on Vimeo