San Diego, CA – February 10-11, 2018
When & Where
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.
Colleen Francioli, CNC
Colleen Francioli is a certified nutritionist and author with a focus on helping people with IBS, other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and food intolerances. She once suffered from IBS herself and has since found life balance with the low-FODMAP diet, an elimination diet developed in Australia, proven to help relieve symptoms of IBS.
Colleen started her blog www.FODMAPLife.com to help others with IBS learn how to choose the right foods and stress relief for IBS instead of taking pharma drugs. Colleen’s book The Everything® Low-FODMAP Diet Cookbook is available now on Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and GooglePlay. It was published April 2016. It has more than 300 low-FODMAP and gluten-free recipes, plus diet basics, tips, menu plans as well as low- and high-FODMAP lists.
Certified Nutritionist Consultant, the Natural Healing Institute; Sommelier – The Court of Master Sommeliers
Diana Benedek, PhD
Diana is the Founder of 2GOOD2B , a fully dedicated gluten, corn and soy-protein free Café and Bakery in Encinitas, which also delivers across the country. Diana has a Bachelors in Microbiology and Immunology and went on applying this know-how to a Masters and PhD in Engineering. Although her career has been in water treatment, her passion is to help people realize that too many diseases can be caused by what they eat and providing them with access to healthy but delicious food. Her background in Immunology gives her the tools to understand how food allergens can cause inflammation which lead to diseases.
Edward A. Madrid, DC, CFMP, CGP
Dr. Madrid has been in clinical practice for 30 years as a chiropractor. Over the last 3-4 years, he has attained professional certifications in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, Functional Medicine and Celiac/Gluten Disorders. He is a listed healthcare provider on the Celiac Disease Foundation website.
As a practicing clinician, he continues to stay abreast on the latest scientific research as it pertains to these chronic conditions to better help his patients and the public. Being a gluten sensitive patient himself, he has been devoting much of his time and practice to educating the public about Gluten Related Disorders. He is a presenter to numerous celiac groups including GIG and other local and national organizations.
Dr. Madrid’s website is: www.functionalspecialist.com
CEO, The Gluten Free Media Group
Jen Cafferty is “all things gluten free.” As founder and CEO of The Gluten Free Media Group, Jen is a nationally recognized expert on connecting gluten-free brands to consumers in ways that help everyone live a better lifestyle. Not only does Jen run the largest gluten-free media group in the US, she and her family follow restricted diets due to a variety health concerns. With years of experience living a gluten-free lifestyle, Jen’s opinion has become the “seal of good housekeeping” for many brands, and she is considered to be one of the foremost experts in gluten-free living in North America.
As a Certified Health Coach and Chef, Jen frequently teaches lifestyle classes, writes articles and collaborates on gluten-free projects. Through the consulting division of her company, Jen collaborates with numerous CPG brands and retailers to ensure they are attaining their full marketing potential when reaching the free-from customer. Combining her personal and professional experience, Jen Cafferty truly has become a proponent for gluten-free and allergen-friendly living. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jen Cafferty at email@example.com or 847-217-1317.
KC the G-Free Foodie grew up farming in Central California, and has spent her career in the food and wine industry. After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease a decade ago, KC founded G-Free Foodie, a resource to help people live deliciously gluten-free. She curates the Love With Food Gluten-Free Box, and works with companies like Whole Foods Market and GFF Magazine to highlight flavorful gluten-free products.
Nadine Grzeskowiak RN, BSN, CEN
Founder of Gluten Free RN, Celiac Nurse Consulting, Professional Expert Speaker, Author of DOUGH NATION, Podcast: Gluten Free RN
Tiffany Hinton is the author of the #1 Amazon best-sellers Gluten Free Mom Certified and Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage. She’s been called “Super Mom” by fellow Gluten-Free speaker and advocate Pam Jordan, I’m A Celiac. She is a Public Speaker, Blogger, Cook and Allergy Coach for the Gluten-Free community. She has written 11 cookbooks. She was recently a speaker at North Carolina State University during the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event. She is a regular speaker through out the US including the award winning Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo, where she signs books in the Author Area.
Tiffany has a compelling story that led to her gluten free lifestyle. She is not your average author and is a Person You Should Know. Tiffany is available for speaking engagements, book readings/signings, cooking demonstrations, as well as gluten and allergy free promotional events. She would be thrilled to work with any company that instills the same healthy lifestyle that she, the Gluten-Free Mom, promotes. Connect with Tiffany on Twitter or Facebook