Mia Andler is a foraging expert, founder and director of Vilda—a nonprofit that connects children to nature in Northern California—and co-author of The Bay Area Forager. Originally from Finland, she has been foraging since she was a little girl and has studied the regenerative practices of earth-based cultures around the world. Andler has been backpacking and foraging in the Sierra Nevada and the San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty-five years. She has appeared on television, film, and radio for her work on helping people foster meaningful connection with nature. She lives with her children in Truckee, California.