Josh Vogeler

Josh Vogeler (Mushroom Troubadour) is a mushroom enthusiast and independent mycologist based in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Since 2016 he has been registered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as a %u201CWild mushroom identification expert%u201D, a credential required for anyone selling wild foraged mushrooms in Colorado.  He has a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, however his mushroom education has come through books, videos, and lectures presented by the Colorado Mycological Society and while attending Telluride Mushroom Festivals.  The most valuable knowledge has been gained by spending 10+ years foraging and practicing identification skills in the forests of Alaska, Oregon, Missouri and Colorado. 


Wild Food Girl (Erica Davis)

Erica is originally from Connecticut, where she spent her formative years chasing plants in the Eastern Woodlands; she has now been studying plants in and foraging the Rocky Mountain region for more than a decade. Her blog (Wild Food Girl) was born of that passion in 2010.

Today she teaches a course on edible, medicinal, and toolcraft plant identification at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, and offers a variety of plant walks and presentations around the state.


Elica Pirrone

I am a Colorado native, born & raised in the Evergreen/Conifer area. I have always been interested in permaculture, sustainability & holistic healing methods. About 15 years ago, I moved to the west coast & was introduced to the world of wild foods & foraging, which opened my eyes to all the amazing plants around us. From exploring wild food, the door just naturally opened to medicinal plants. I have had the support of many teachers - both human & plant - in my journey & am always open to the next learning opportunity, as I feel we can always learn more. Once I started to explore the health benefits of the wild things around me, I realized there is so much abundance, everywhere, once we know what we are looking for. This curiosity & desire for more knowledge led me down my current herbalism path. I%u2019ve been making body care products since I was a teenager, refining the processes over time. I love to use sustainable, low impact ingredients that pack a powerful punch.