Sadie Monroe grew up in the suburbs of Nashville, TN, an avid sports enthusiast and die-hard second baseman.  As parental politics played out in the high school’s competitive softball world, she pivoted to a career in rugby -- some would say unfortunately, some would say for obvious reasons.

Never having sewn before, she then made the practical choice to capture her bachelor's degree from Columbia College Chicago, studying fashion design and fashion business. In her current life on planet Earth, she resides in Chicago, IL, creatively directing and designing for an up-and-coming, sustainable, ethical, community-oriented activewear brand by day, while shmoozing patrons at a nearby restaurant along co-workers she enjoys by night.