I am happy to speak at NAMA events and for local mushrooming clubs. I have given talks at MSSF (California), OMS (Oregon), NATS (Oregon), PSMS (Washington), PNW Key Council (Washington). I am a fungal ecologist broadly interested in plant-microbe interactions. My research has focused mostly on the ecology of the ectomycorrhizal symbiosis, especially how fungal communities are affected by factors such as competition, host specificity, and biogeography. I am generally busy with teaching commitments in the fall semester, but can travel locally during that time.