Jen CaffertyJen Cafferty

Founder of the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

As Founder of the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo and President of, Jen Cafferty is a nationally recognized expert on gluten-free living. She is the premier liaison in the gluten-free market helping businesses and consumers connect.

Cafferty founded the Expo in 2008 to introduce Chicago area attendees to some of the leading culinary and health experts in the gluten free field. Now approaching its 6th… more



Lindsay AmadeoLindsay Amadeo

Lindsay Amadeo is a celiac, wife of a celiac and mom to a celiac. Her parenting a celiac child journey started 15 years ago when Sam was diagnosed at 15 months old. During the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, she will be sharing insight and advice on managing celiac disease and the gluten free diet for children from babyhood to college selection. Lindsay is a founding member of the Central Iowa Celiac Connection and often counsel’s parents of newly diagnosed celiac children. Professionally Lindsay is a communication director for… more



Amy Hull BrownAmy Hull Brown

Amy Hull Brown, HHP, NC, HC is Founder and Owner of Well Amy, LLC, a multi-faceted company that focuses on giving others easy access to healthy living through food, nutrition and wellness-based services. As a practitioner, Amy works with special needs children, adults with chronic health issues, and individuals with allergies and sensitivities to food and environmental toxins. Her focus on nutritional healing began several years ago after her twin sons were diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. Not finding answers for their… more



Mary CaponeMary Capone

Growing up in an Italian household filled with restaurateurs and great cooks, Mary Capone learned the foundations of classic Italian cuisine from her family’s boisterous kitchens. As a celiac, she has since reinvented this scrumptious cuisine to meet the needs of gluten-free dieters in her popular book, The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook: Classic Cuisine from the Italian Countryside. Her articles and recipes have appeared in The Herb Quarterly, Energy for Women,, Living Without Magazine,… more



Carol DahlstromCarol Field Dahlstrom

Carol Field Dahlstrom was Executive Editor at Better Homes and Gardens® books for more than 20 years, producing more than 80 books in the crafts, food, and decorating areas. She is now president of her own company, Brave Ink Press™, and has authored 15 books from that company. She has appeared on many media shows including the NBC Weekend Today Show sharing her recipes and ideas. She is frequently featured in national lifestyle magazines and industry periodicals and her business web sites resonate with thousands of… more



Kristin Selby GonzalezKristin Selby Gonzalez

Kristin Selby Gonzalez joined Enzymedica in 2008, serving as Director of Autism Education. As the company’s primary link to the autism community, she has advised Enzymedica with respect to company policy and product formulation for children on the spectrum, and counseled directly with parents on the use of Enzymedica’s products. She has given lectures worldwide, educating thousands throughout the years on different strategies to help children on the autism spectrum. Kristin is also a co-host on an Internet radio show where she discusses various topics such as therapies, diets… more



Braxton Pulley, D.C.Braxton Pulley, D.C.

My wife and I moved with our daughter to set down some roots in Des Moines back in 2003. I opened my office early the next year, and we got busy becoming a part of this community. Both Abra and I are heavily involved in multiple organizations throughout the metro including Children’s Cancer Connection, the Historic East Village board, Regional Workforce Board for Region 11, Lupus Foundation Iowa Chapter, and Dynamic Sports University to name a few… more

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