Phoenix, AZ – Feb 22-23, 2014
When & Where
February 22-23, 2014
PARKING - Free parking is available as long as you park and enter the gates open to the garage. Otherwise there is a self park garage ($4 for first hour, $1 each additional hour ($10 max including overnight) as well as valet ($8 day or $15 overnight).
Imagine going to a place where EVERYTHING is gluten-free, free samples are plentiful, you can attend classes on living gluten/allergen-free and be surrounded by our gluten-free community...there is a place like that on February 22nd & 23rd at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa!
You may purchase discounted tickets ahead of time by using the form below. Full-price tickets will be on sale at the event if we do not sell out in advance. Sell outs will be indicated on the website. We recommend buying your tickets ahead of time.
Class:Happily Living Gluten Free (This class is now being taught by Chris Serafini, DC)
Class:Tips for Successful GF Baking & Cooking
Class:First timer mistakes and how to avoid them
Class:Safely Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free
Class:5 Secrets to Managing Your Allergies & Migraines Holistically
Class:Easy Paleo Recipes: Cooking Grain and Sugar Free
Amy Fothergill was trained at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. She never thought her culinary skills would be necessary to manage her family’s special diet but has found her cooking knowledge has come in handy. Currently she is a cooking instructor, consultant, blogger, and author of a gluten-free cookbook, The WarmKitchen. She lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband and two children.
Brett Brimhall, BS, DC
Dr. Brett Brimhall is a nationally known Chiropractor and public speaker.
Dr. Brimhall attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. He was President of the Percussor, Applied Kinesiology, and Nutrition Clubs. There he received his Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and graduated Magna Cum Laude for his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Throughout the different graduation activities, Dr. Brimhall won many awards. At the graduation banquet, his classmates voted him Mr. Congeniality. At graduation, he was given the Outstanding Intern Award for the Alpha Clinic. For each graduating class from Parker, the president and faculty of the college nominate and vote for one student “who, to an outstanding degree, has demonstrated the Parker principles of friendship, love of mankind, and the compassion to serve in the practice of chiropractic.” Dr. Brimhall received that special James W. Parker Chiropractic Philosophy Award.
Dr. Brimhall has lectured both nationally and internationally since 1996 on the subject of health, wellness and nutrition. He along with his father, John Brimhall, travels around the country training other practitioners in ‘The Brimhall Six Steps to Wellness’. Dr. Brimhall is has a great relationship with his community. He teaches free monthly classes in his clinic to empower his patients and community to take back their health. He speaks to small and large businesses on various topics of health, nutrition and total body wellness. He is currently licensed for chiropractic, acupuncture and physiotherapy in the state of Arizona where he owns and manages Brimhall Wellness Center.
Erica Dermer is founder and head celiac in charge of Celiac and the Beast. She started her website because she felt like she had a new and humorous voice to bring to the gluten-free table, and desperately needed some celiac catharsis through writing and blogging. With a background in marketing and market research and development (including the food and beverage industry), she’s always had a soft spot in her heart for packaged goods, marketing, and branding in the specialty diets industry. It also helps that she’s a self-proclaimed terrible cook, so she relies on many gluten-free products to help her get through her day without burning down the kitchen. She uses humor to get through her diagnosis and living gluten-free in a world full of wheat. As a celiac and gluten-free advocate, her aim is to educate the world about celiac disease and the importance of this wonderful “less than 20ppm” universe we live in. She has partnered with her non-celiac significant other, who not only designs gluten-free themed merchandise for Celiac and the Beast, but is a key taste-tester for the brand. Her first book, “Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story Between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes, and a Broken Digestive Tract” was released in October 2013 and highlights her life with a celiac disease diagnosis and what she’s learned along the way.
Founder and CEO, The Gluten & Allergen-Free Expos
President, Gluten Free Classes, LLC
Corporate and Restaurant Consultant
Host, Living Free TV
As Founder and CEO of the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo (www.gfafexpo.com) and Host of Living Free (www.livingfreetv.com), Jen Cafferty is a nationally recognized expert on cooking and living gluten & allergen free. She considers it her personal mission to help others who follow a restricted diet learn delicious, nutritious and convenient ways to live a happy and healthy life. Cafferty, her husband and two children follow a restricted diet due to a variety of health concerns. Cafferty is a Certified Health Coach and Chef.
Cafferty founded the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo in 2008 to introduce attendees to some of the leading culinary and health experts in the field. The Expo has grown to reach over 20,000 attendees per year throughout the United States and Canada. Cafferty and her team of notable chefs, cookbook authors and nutritionists present cooking demonstrations and educational sessions. In addition, the event includes a Vendor Fair featuring over 200 companies sampling and selling their products.
Through her award-winning website (www.gfreelife.com) and culinary classes, Cafferty teaches others how to prepare healthy and delicious GF meals at home and educates them about the wide variety of ingredients that are readily available today in grocery and natural food stores. Cafferty is a knowledgeable resource on both shopping for GF foods and dining out with dietary restrictions. Through the consulting division of her company, Cafferty consults with numerous food retailers and restaurants to ensure that they are offering the most delicious and safe products as well as that they are following proper allergen procedures for their customers.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jen Cafferty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-217-1317.
Jill Cohn, D.C.
An Arizona native, Dr. Cohn attended SS. Simon & Jude, St. Mary’s HS, Phoenix College and U of A. As a PanAm Purser she flew around the world and developed a love for alternative medicines. She had her only child in a homebirth at age 42 and was so empowered by that experience she returned to school to become a Network Chiropractor. Her allergy work has become a passion in the past 4 years and she’s helped hundreds of people across the US eliminate their allergies & migraines permanently at www.remoteallergyrelief.com.
Kim Koeller is an international business executive, sought-after speaker and the award-winning author of the Let’s Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free series of 25-plus books, ebooks and mobile apps. Trusted by customers in over 60 countries, this pioneering series has won 18 quality innovation awards for 8 consecutive years and most recently released a 4th edition 2014 book.
After years of misdiagnosis, Kim has been 100% gluten and allergy free for over 12 years due to celiac disease and several food allergies. Leveraging her personal health experiences coupled with 2-plus million miles of travel, she founded GlutenFree Passport in 2005 to help the worldwide community and empower people to safely eat, travel and live across the globe.
With 17-plus years of strategic consulting and public speaking expertise as a former partner with Accenture, Kim is an internationally recognized presenter educating consumers and businesses about market trends, best practices and proven advice at conferences around the world.
As an authoritative expert on gluten and allergy free lifestyles, her media interviews include NBC and ABC TV, Radio New Zealand, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Geographic Traveler and hundreds of others globally. With a Master’s in International Management, Kim also consults with cross-industry clients about customer innovation, food management and transformational solutions.