Emily Sharood and Johnny Dickinson

Emily Sharood is the sales and marketing director at Mousam Valley Mushrooms, a certified organic mushroom farm she started with her father and brother in 2012. The farm, located in Springvale, sells oyster and shiitake mushrooms throughout New England. Johnny Dickinson is the head molder operator at Longleaf Lumber in Berwick and also runs his own woodworking business, Winter Hill Design, located in Kennebunkport. He has a BFA from Maine College of Art in woodworking and furniture design. He designed and built the wooden structures that hold the mushroom blocks at Mousam Valley Mushrooms, and works on the farm on the weekends.