The organization grieved the loss of the Executive Director of MAMI, Dr. Chris Wright, who passed away on January 29, 2020. It was Chris’ vision to introduce mushrooms to people, and to ensure the safe availability of wild foraged mushrooms in the marketplace that spawned the founding of MAMI in 2014. He was also the owner of the company Easygrow Mushrooms, which produced mushroom grow kits and mushroom spawn for a wide clientele. Chris was a frequent face at farmers markets and he was well-known for his sense of humor and adventure. He received a Ph.D. in Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences from Michigan State University on soil fungal communities, and a B.S. in Psychology from Northern Michigan University. His tireless efforts to promote mushroom growing and harvesting, and his expansive knowledge about Michigan mushrooms will be sorely missed.