Mike Essam / Guest Instructor
"Mike Essam has been hunting, fishing and foraging in the Pikes Peak region for almost 2 decades. He has been affiliated with the Pikes Peak Mycological Society (www.Pikespeakmyc.org) for 15 years, serving on the board of directors 6 of those, and is currently the 2018 President. He teaches mushroom cultivation classes, lectures to organizations about fungi, provides private forays and identification services and sometimes sells wild mushrooms www.manitoumushrooms.com). He is one of a handful of individuals in Colorado that has acquired the certification of "Wild Mushroom Expert" from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment."