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Marc Donsky is a past president of the Colorado Mycological Society. Marc has been growing mushrooms for over 35 years. His love of mushrooms was developed at an early age under the influence of his mother’s French heritage and cooking. “Chanterelles, Ceps!!” She would exclaim as he returned from camping on Mount Evans. Marc Donsky is founder and sole proprietor of Mammoth Mountain Mushrooms.
Linnea Gillman received her master’s degree in mycology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, studying under renowned mycologist Dr. Orson K. Miller. She is a past president of the Colorado Mycological Association, a co-author of Wild Mushrooms of Telluride and contributor to Mushroom Poisoning: Diagnosis and Treatment. She is retired from the USDA Forest Service.
Manny Salzman is a founder of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He is a nationally recognized expert on mushroom toxicity and co-editor of Mushroom Poisoning: Diagnosis and Treatment. He co-wrote, “In Search of Mukhhomor, the Mushroom of Immortality,” which appeared in Shaman’s Drum magazine in 1996. A retired radiologist, he was also one of the founders of the Aspen Mushroom Conference.
Jason Salzman is a past president of the Colorado Mycological Society and former editor of the Society’s newsletter, Spores Afield. He has delivered lectures on mushroom identification for chefs, biologists, college students and other clueless individuals. He is co-editor of Wild Mushrooms of Telluride. He blogs about the Colorado media at www.bigmedia.org.
Self taught with books in the late 1960's, Penelope Zeller collected and worked with known food mushrooms of Colorado. Wanting to expand her food sources and not risk poisoning, she began her formal exposure to mushrooms when she became a member of the Colorado Mycological Society in the late 1970’s. Penelope has volunteered for past CMS Mushroom Fairs and several North American Conferences. She enjoys creating new methods of using unusual food ingredients, and developing recipes. A Project Manager for The Business Ranch, Penelope has lent her consulting and business talent to restaurants and event groups focused on food use and gardening with fungus.
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