About David & Jeanne
David Campbell has been collecting, studying, eating, teaching and writing about wild mushrooms for over 45 years. He served more than a decade on council for the Mycological Society of San Francisco (MSSF), including 2 terms as president. Recently, he was the first president of the newly formed Mycological Society of Marin County. Primarily focused on edible and poisonous mushrooms, David has led numerous fungal forays for MSSF and the Sonoma Mycological Association (SOMA), and for the annual Napa Truffle Festival in Napa, California.
David remains active with the San Francisco Poison Control Center for mushroom poisoning incident response in the greater Bay Area. He served as foray leader and event facilitator for several years at author David Arora's annual mycological field seminars. An expert mycophagist (one who safely eats a wide variety of wild mushrooms) and experienced outdoor group leader, David Campbell is the long-time partner and current principal of Wild About Mushrooms Company, teaching basic mycology and organizing wild mushroom events and adventures around California and beyond. His international tour company, MycoVentures, expands his horizons ever further; including truffle, mushroom, and wine tours in Italy and Croatia…
Jeanne Cronis Campbell — known as Jeanne Porcini in the mushroom world — has been joining David in the woods off and on for well over 30 years while concurrently raising their children and working in Family Law, focused on collaboration and mediation. In addition to her professional life, she studies eastern philosophy and modern dance.
Our faithful companion in the woods, but she won’t tell us where the mushrooms are. Like so many mushroom hunters, she is reluctant to share her spots.