Here's an interview with Tradd Cotter, with Mushroom Mountain, presenter for the workshop "Mushrooms For Everyone."
Q: What got you interested in mushroom cultivation?
A: It basically found me. I wasn’t interested at all until I toured a Mushroom Farm on John’s Island, SC when I was twenty. I needed a job while I was in college and wasn’t interested in flipping burgers, so I went out to tour the farm to see how they were being grown. I toured with the owner and offered some insight since I was a biology major. As I was driving off after the tour, the owner ran out and knocked on my window, offering me a job on the spot. That was the “moment” mushrooms found me…. That was 1993 and I haven’t stopped ever since.