Brandy Wendler, Mrs. Northwest International 2013, is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at a local hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. Before obtaining her master’s degree from Emory University, she worked in one of the top cardiovascular ICU’s in the nation. She is married to the love of her life, Capt. John Wendler, a pilot in the United States Air Force. Together, they live in Eagle River, Alaska with their two beautiful dogs.
Brandy was diagnosed with Celiac Disease four years ago and has been honored to represent her platform “Against the Grain: Raising Awareness for Celiac Disease” for the past three years. She created the website “Living Without Grain” to support Alaskans on a gluten-free diet and organized the only support group in Alaska to encourage those living a gluten-free lifestyle. She also designs gluten-free menus for restaurants and has a personal blog. You may remember her as Mrs. Alaska International 2012, a title she proudly held will promoting Celiac Disease awareness through her platform.
Additionally, Brandy is an active volunteer with the Heart Association and enjoys raising money for the organization as well as administering heart health checks and educating community members about a heart healthy life-style.