Kim Koeller founded Gluten & Allergy Free Passport in 2005 to foster global social change and improve quality of life for those managing gluten free diets, celiac disease and food allergies.
A recognized pioneer in special diet travel, Kim is a published author and creator of the first-of-its-kind Let’s Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free series of Apple mobile apps, ethnic dining books, country travel kits, translation cards and research. These educational resources have won 20 quality and innovation excellence awards and been purchased in 60-plus countries.
As a frequent speaker at national and international industry conferences, Kim leverages her worldwide travel experiences of almost 3 million miles to six continents while personally living 100% gluten and allergy free due to celiac disease and food allergies. She has also been featured by National Geographic Traveler, Food & Drink, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NBC & ABC TV and other media worldwide.
Kim advises global clients on specialty food initiatives within consumer goods, health and hospitality as well as leading cross-industry business and technology solutions. As managing director of Horizon Group International and a former partner with Accenture, Kim also leverages her experience consulting on-site with clients in 13 countries across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America.
Kim holds an MBA / Master in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor’s degree in the French Language from Purdue University with an immersive year study abroad program at the University of Strasbourg France.
Kim is an alumni mentor for Purdue Liberal Arts students and a founding board member of University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Connect with Kim at www.GlutenFreePassport.com and on social media at GFAFPassport.