Staff & Supporters

NFI Staff.......................................................................................................................................

Dr. B. F. Smith  PhD - Founder, Executive Director
Dr. Smith has worn several hats in his lifetime, but after stumbling across a stash of old papers documenting the existence of Nomadic Fungi he put all that aside to focus exclusively on the formation of the Nomadic Fungi Institute.

Stephanie Saunders - Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Saunders brings her many years of experience as a Project Manager in the design world to NFI. Her talent for seeing the trees and the forest simultaneously has been vital in the completion of big projects and the organization of the small details.

Brad Ford Smith - Archivist
Brad Ford Smith is a longtime under recognized artist who has spent more than his share of time starving. Now he and his growling stomach can be found digging through dusty files in musty basements.


NFI is very thankful for the kind generosity of our supporters. Each has been essential in the development and implementation of the NFI initiative. 

Artbot 138
Artbot 138 is our go to guys for the creation of vector graphics, animated GIFs, and advice on casting.  All of these tasks have been a snap for Artbot 138, and just barely taps into their wide spectrum of skills and talents.

Kent Barker
Kent is single handedly providing the creative community of Dallas Texas with high quality, dignified photographic portraits.  NFI is very honored to have our Director's portrait included in Kent's Creatives series.

Jeff Baker
Whether he is shooting from the hip in the alleys of New York or meticulously manipulating studio lights to capture the nuances of rusty tools, Jeff's passion is evident in the lush prints he produces. NFI has been very lucky to have his expert assistance with printing the Cordyceps Spore Microscopy images.

Deep Vellum Books
Deep Vellum Books is a treasure trove of worldly books translated into english, as well as sinsational books by small independent presses. NFI was very honored to exhibit the artifacts and journal pages of Dr. Graybone And His Curious Knapsack at the bookstore.

Evans and Associates 
Tim Evans has a gift for fonts. To be honest, it's more of a beautiful obsession. His graphic work reflects refinement, sophistication and punch. NFI has been very fortunate to have his assistance in cleaning up the text panels for our exhibit at RO2 Gallery, The Nomadic Fungus Spore Sprouting Test.

The Gallery at North Haven Gardens
This is a new gallery that is attached to the North Haven Gardens center. It's primary aim is to focus on displaying artwork inspired by nature. It says a lot that Cody and Sandi are gutsy enough to ask NFI to display works related to the industrial manipulation of cordyceps fungi. The Nature Of Cordyceps.

Ro2 Art
NFI was very honored for the opportunity to display the results of two years of lab work in the exhibit Nomadic Fungus Spore Sprouting Test. RoArt has exhibited more artists per square foot than any other gallery in Dallas. When they see something that intrigues them they throw it up on the wall to see if it'll stick.

SculptCAD is a 3D printing, 3D scanning and 3D software company that does amazing rapid prototyping. They also host the SculptCAD Rapid Artists program which gives conventional artists the opportunity to produce sculpture using rapid prototyping and 3D printing technologies. NFI worked with SculptCAD in 2014 to produce the Nomadic Fungus Mounted onto A 1987 Monte Carlo.

Barry Snidow
Barry is a passionate photographer and a master at light manipulation. He can take the lowliest NFI Lab Sample and make it shine like a glamorous model at New York Fashion Week.  NFI has had the fortunate opportunity of dropping by his studio for a round of glamour shots. You'll be seeing some of these photos as postcards and on the NFI Blog.

Studio Six Art Conservation
Art conservators are an obsessive breed of people that find joy in the recreation of fine details. NFI has utilized the services of Studio Six to assist with the standardization of lab documentation and the fabrication of scale models.

White Rock Zine Machine
The White Rock Zine Machine is a repurposed baseball card vending machine that now dispenses poems to the public as well as giving writer the opportunity to produce work in small editions. NFI linked up with WRZM to co-produce the catalog Dr. Graybones And His Curious Knapsack.

Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
Tucked away on the back side of Eureka Springs, the Writer's Colony is the place to go to get some serious writing done and be fed really well while doing it.

Noted Organizations                                                                                                                               

American Mycelium Regulatory Commission
The AMRC is a new commission that oversees and regulates the fast growing field of fungus and mold manipulation and development.

Bureau of Scientific Annuluses and Protection 
BSAP uses the FOIA to access private, corporate and governmental documents and make the available to the public.

Freedom of Information Act
FOIA is the law that gives you the public at large the right to access information from the federal government.

Homeland Security Advisory System
HSAS developed the color coded threat scale, the one that translates your health and safety into a fear factor rainbow of yellow, orange, red and purple.

International Association of Consumer Based Technologies 
IACBT is the international watchdog of technologies used in the manufacture of consumer based products.

National Guidelines for Scientific Methodology
NGSM is the recognized national standard for scientific laboratory testing.