foray leader

Brian Barzee

Brian Barzee is a revered figure in the mycological realm, both locally and nationally. He is a distinguished Board Member at Pikes Peak Mycological Society and a recognized Mushroom Identification expert. As the son of PPMS founder, Lee Barzee, Brian Continue Reading

Sebastian Tabibi

Sebastian Tabibi is a passionate amateur chef and highly regarded mycologist raising awareness on the crucial role fungi play in our ecosystem. Based in North Texas, Sebastian has been delving into the world of fungi, particularly fascinated by their medicinal Continue Reading

Orion Aon

Orion Aon is a wild food content creator and the owner of Forage Colorado. He has been a mushroom hunter and wild food enthusiast for most of his life, and has been teaching others about foraging and wild foods since Continue Reading

Larry Evans

Larry Evans is the founder of the Western Montana Mycological Association, wrote A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Amazon, and appeared in Ron Mann’s comedocumentary Know Your Mushrooms. As a mushroom hunter, educator, cultivator and song writer, Larry has Continue Reading

Ken Kassenbrock MD PhD

Ken Kassenbrock, MD, PhD, is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Biology at Colorado State University, where he taught classes in Mycology, Cell Biology, and Human Genetics. Trained as a physician-scientist, Ken conducted post-doctoral research in molecular genetics with the brewer’s Continue Reading

Jon Sommer

Jon Sommer is a mushroom foray leader, renowned lecturer on an array of mycological topics, and dedicated teacher of mushroom identification.  For more than 45 years, his expertise has been sought after throughout the United States. Jon’s formal education includes Continue Reading

John SirJesse

John SirJesse, Founder of Herb Walker Tours, has been a resident of the Telluride region, and studying wild plants since the early seventies. John studied herbology and natural healing with William La Sassier N.D. and Dr. John R. Christopher. His Continue Reading