Michael Wood, a California native, is a computer consultant by profession, and a mycologist and photographer by obsession. He is a past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and chair of the MSSF systematics committee. He is the publisher and webmaster for MykoWeb and The Fungi of California websites and former webmaster for the MSSF and the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) websites. He has been an avid mushroom collector, photographer, and taxonomist for over 30 years. His mushroom photographs have been published in many scientific journals, plus numerous books, magazines, newspapers, and websites. He has led numerous workshops and countless forays for the MSSF and others. He is the co-author of “California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide” and is currently collaborating on the forthcoming book “Mushrooms of the Great Smoky Mountains”.