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Olga K. Cotter

Mushroom Mountain
200 Finley Rd. Easley SC 29642


Mushroom Mountain first began in 1996, as a concept for a farm of the future. It wasn’t until 2005 when Tradd Cotter and Olga Katic met and began to develop the beginnings of what would become the coolest, privately owned mushroom research facilities. From humble beginnings, housing their laboratory in their two bedroom apartment closet in Boynton Beach, Florida, Olga and Tradd moved their operation to the Upstate South Carolina to begin the expansion that would now become  a world class laboratory and research facility that occupies over 50,000 square feet of available space under roof for cultivation,  mycoremediation, and medicinal research projects and houses more  than 250 species of fungi, most of them native isolates from the Eastern United States.

In 2017 Mushroom Mountain created one of its first of five planned daughter companies, MYCOMATRIX, which is pioneering the medicinal mushroom processing and delivery systems into consumer products.

This year in 2018 Tradd and Olga are now expanding their mycological operation abroad, opening a laboratory and research facility in Jamaica to promote mushroom cultivation of tropical fungi and to isolate novel entomopathogenic fungi that can be used in Jamaican agriculture and dwelling protection.

Mushroom Mountain is a company that focuses on the needs of the planet, developing food and systems for filtering water, creating prototypes for novel antibiotic discovery, isolating target specific myco-pesticides to replace chemical pesticides for problematic insects, and many other projects that use fungi to harmonize our coexistence with nature.

As much as Olga loves mushrooms, she is also very passionate about plants and their medicinal powers.