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Cassandra Posey

Founder & Chief Strategist 

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Cassandra grew up constantly enamored with exploring and self evolvement. Fascinated by collaborative relationships and connections we have to each other and this planet she was constantly trying to make sense of it. Cognitive Function was born as a resource to help others understand her realizations, to help others find these connections and show transparency. To uncomplicated the complicated and bring clarity and optimization into our lives, it was her main focus to study herself and others from different walks of life. Amongst all of this bloomed a nutrition channel with the focus of getting us back to our roots. It is her goal to show others how to grab a hold of your mental health, mindfully eat and move your body all in the name of a happy lifestyle. Obsessions: Fuji Apples, Yerba Mate, bone broth, earth ships, organic underwear & waking up early as hell and taking a walk outside oh and tuberose flowers ;)







Normalizing your new relationship with your farmers.

Cassandra & William have been working synergistically to spread mushroom research and education. They reside in bicoastally in Oregon & Pennsylvania where they have carved out land to make home for many different varieties of fungi, backyard bees, herbs, veggies and algae. They host classes quarterly on mushroom cultivation, as well as host a huge mushroom event every August called MYCOFEST. They believe in creating whole systems, building communities and creating equal opportunity careers. 

William Padilla-Brown

Lead Mycologist & Founder of MycoSymbiotics

William leads Cognitive Function and MycoSymbioics in mushroom cultivation and cutting edge research. William spends his time foraging for plants & mushroom then researching and experimenting with them in his lab. He is an autodidact and has trained himself in the science of mycology, phycology, and molecular biology. For the past half of this decade William has been spreading spore of wisdom the culture in Cordyceps cultivation and whole systems. His more recent focus has been on algae as a regenerative system and its ability to nurture our minds and bodies. Obsessions: Paw paws, Cordyceps, Justin's Peanut Butter cups, foreign YouTube videos & sour beers. 















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