Robert Dale Rogers - Key advisor


jeffery N. gould - advisory commitee

  • FDA Invitation to Regional Food Safety Summit to Discuss Wild Mushroom Certification 2016Microbiologist and Chelsea Green Author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation (2014)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Young Farmers of the Year 2010 - Tradd and Olga Cotter - Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
  • EPA Fellowship, Athens, GA
  • FDA Invitation to Regional Food Safety Summit to Discuss Wild Mushroom Certification 2016
  • 2017 NEHA CONFERENCE Invitation - speaking on wild mushroom safety and certification
  • Architect of the Wild Mushroom Hunting Permit, accepted by the departments of health and environmental control for SC and GA
  • Rolled out the best certification program in the United States that is endorsed by the FDA

For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life—whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. 

Mushroom Mountain is a company that focuses on the needs of the planet

The farm is becoming an ecotourism hotspot for everyone interested in learning about the amazing world of fungi, and is home to the best mushroom trail on the planet, with plans to dedicate outdoor space for fruiting displays of mushrooms and other fungi organized by genera and specific groups for visitors to examine, photograph, study, and admire.

Mushroom Mountain is a company that focuses on the needs of the planet, developing food and systems for filtering water, creating prototypes for novel antibiotic discovery, isolating target specific myco-pesticides to replace chemical pesticides for problematic insects, and many other projects that use fungi to harmonize our coexistence with nature.

Mushroom Mountain first began in 1996, as a concept for a farm of the future. It wasn’t until 2005 when Tradd Cotter and Olga Katic met and began to develop the beginnings of  what would become the coolest, privately owned mushroom research facilities. From humble beginnings, housing their laboratory in their two bedroom apartment closet in Boynton Beach, Florida, Olga and Tradd moved their operation to the Upstate South Carolina to begin the expansion that would now become  a world class laboratory and research facility that occupies over 50,000 square feet of available space under roof for cultivation,  mycoremediation, and medicinal research projects. The laboratory  has been constructed to EPA and FDA standards and houses more  than 200 species of fungi, most of them native isolates from the Eastern United States.

  • Author of over 40 books on medicinal plants and mushrooms
  • Herbalist
  • Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine - Uninversity of Alberta
  • Professor - Northern Star College,  Alberta
  • Fellow - International College of Nutrition
  • Magazine and Publication Editorial Board

Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine.

He teaches plant medicine, including plant and mushroom medicine, aromatherapy and flower essences in the Earth Spirit Medicine faculty at the Northern Star College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Robert is past chair of the Alberta Natural Health Agricultural Network and Community Health Council of Capital Health. He is a Fellow of the International College of Nutrition, past-chair of the medicinal mushroom committee of the North American Mycological Association and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Fungi magazine and Discovery Phytomedicine.

He is the author of over 40 books on medicinal plants and fungi of the boreal forest, including The Fungal Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms and Lichens of North America.

A Cree Healer and his Medicine Bundle, was released in June 2015 by North Atlantic Books. It documents the ten generation passing down of over sixty traditional plants and fungi and their medicinal use.

Mushroom Essences: Vibrational Healing from the Kingdom Fungi was released in July 2016. This book contains 48 mushroom essences prepared under lunar influence for working with soul connection and depth psychology. It includes one or more case study, from clinical practice, associated with using these wonders of the underworld.


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Jeffery was born in Buffalo, New York.  He was raised in Hendersonville, North Carolina where he met his high school sweet heart, Debra Lockaby Gould.  He attended Wofford College where he played on the golf team.  He enrolled in the PGA Professional Golfers Association and earned his PGA card. He worked at Biltmore Forest County Club in Asheville, North Carolina, Etowah Valley Country Club, Benvinue County Club,  in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Sahara Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.  After leaving the PGA, Jeff moved to Orlando, Florida, where he began a new adventure starting the Nevada Bob’s Golf and Tennis franchise.  After opening two hundred and eight four stores, he shifted gears to become a full time Dad and moving his family of five back to Hendersonville, North Carolina. Twenty years later, after raising his children he started Sea Pines Liquor in Hilton Head, South Carolina and has developed the business into the #1 Moonshine Store in the country.  Jeff’s new addition is the apothecary which  he started three years ago and it is currently his main focus. He is  working with Mushroom Mountain to develop and market several products using Mushroom Mountain’s technology.