Norman Andresen has had a long history of interest in the fungal world, starting in 1st grade, and coming into more focus as a subject for photography as a young adult. His continuing interest lead to taxonomy, cultivation and mycophagy, leading to exposure to the leading local professional mycologists, including David Campbell, Harry Theirs, Denis Desjardin, Tom Bruns and others. He has been a long time member of MSSF, MSA and a volunteer at many fungi hobbyist events, fungus fairs and mushroom walks. He has taught mushroom cultivation at the San Francisco Presidio and Merritt JC, working with sterile technique and composting. An avid recreational collector of morels, boletes, chanterelles and other more exotic varietals, he’s eaten more than 50 wild species – and still kickin’!