Graham Steinruck and Martinez started Hunt & Gather almost two years ago, after mulling the idea over for years. They met through the Colorado Mycological Association, where Steinruck was an active member and respected amateur mycologist who’d served as vice president of the group and editor of its newsletter. More than just a hobbyist, Steinruck had already translated his knowledge and experience into a professional career: Before Hunt & Gather, he ran Mycotours (offering clients foraging experiences in Colorado and beyond) and had developed techniques for forest-floor remediation to help restore ecosystems that benefit wild mushrooms. Over the past decade, he has also worked as a private chef for restaurants and catering companies.
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