Bryan the Botanist is the botanist and director of product development for Live Ultimate, a Miami Beach wellness and beauty brand and co-creator of The Ultimate Elixir, Ultimate Shrooms and other nutrition and skincare products. Bryan is originally from Madison, WI where he received a degree in botany and conservation biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He grew up on an organic farm and gardening with a thirst for studying the medicinal uses of herbs, superfoods and mushrooms, also researching nutrition as a marathon runner. Bryan has run over 45 marathons, winning 4 of them including the 2010 and 2016 Fort Lauderdale Marathons and 2012 Bahamas Marathon, with a personal best of 2 hours and 31 minutes (5:46/mile average pace). Bryan is also a high school and adult running coach as well as a DJ who performs daytime gigs and livestreams on Deep Radio London among other conscious events. Diving deep into labels, education, gardening and natural health are his biggest passions.