David Law, President & CEO
After earning a degree in Biology from the University of Oregon (1973), David went on to pursue his MBA in finance and his MS in real estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During the last year of his graduate study he met Malcolm Clark and together they founded Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc.
In developing and cultivating many specialty fungal species for the culinary and health food trades, the company became a pioneer in promoting fungi for good health.
Anticipating the trend toward the integration of modern and folk medicine, David intensified the company’s focus on the development of organic nutraceutical products. There are now dozens of varieties of nutraceutical fungi sold to the health food industry. His expertise assures customers that the products of the company are consistent with sustainable and organic agricultural practices. David continues to be passionate about popularizing the fungal kingdom as an important source for food and medicine.
Chris Bailey, Vice President
Joining the company in 1994, Chris was mentored by Malcolm Clark, and has had the opportunity to learn mushroom growing from the ground up.
Over the years, Chris has had the rare opportunity to work closely with some of Japan's greatest spawn, equipment and cultivation companies as well as leading university scholars. This combination has earned him the status of a leading authority on specialty mushroom cultivation in the US.
Today, his farm responsibilities include operations management of production, spawn, harvest, physical plant and R&D departments. Chris is the primary contact for spawn, equipment and consulting services.