Lee Whitford has her BS in geology and M.Ed. in science education. She’s been teaching mushroom identification classes for 18 years and helped found Northwest Mushroomers Association in Bellingham. Through the 80’s and 90’s she dragged her children from one end of Whatcom County to the other end of Skagit in search of mushrooms, wild flowers, marine life, rocks, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and mountain vistas. She now lives in Port Townsend exploring Olympic Peninsula.