Amber was born and raised in the rainy woodlands of Washington State. She spends most of her leisure time beach combing and foraging. Whether it be a tree, a flower, a crab or a bird, she’s always looking for something to identify and loves discussing the role each specimen plays in our ecosystem. Although mushroom hunting is a relatively new obsession, it has quickly taken over her life and she seems to be OK with that! Amber’s passion for nature inspired her to go back to school, where she’s taking her first steps towards becoming a scientist. She’s manifesting a life of non-stop learning, dropping knowledge-filled spores along the way.