Volunteer Information for The Telluride Mushroom Festival
Yury Yilka - Yury has a bachelor's in Biology and was first introduced to mushrooms as a young child. His passion started when his aunt visited him from Russia and took him on his first informal foray. Since then, his obsession with woods and nature began. He enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors and of course, foraying for wild edibles! This year he will be helping with coordinating the volunteers. When Yury is not reading, researching, eating and foraying he works online as a web developer and internet marketer. Yury hopes to bring creativity, passion and curiosity to the festival this year.