Accounting Manager, Business Services
My name is Alicia. I studied Organizational Management in college. I love living in the Sunshine state with my kids and husband. At GIG, I work in the accounting department. At a very small age, I have always had a strong passion for helping others. Here at GIG I get to work with a Team who does just that.
Processing Representative, Food Safety
My nickname is Alli, and I work from the Sebastian, Florida office as a Licensing Processor. I came into this position familiar with the Gluten-Free community yet, I learn new things every day. Currently I am a college student majoring in Finance/Marketing, and when I am not working or in college, I love to dance.
Support Group Manager, Development & Outreach
Bethany is the Support Group Manager and has been living a gluten-free lifestyle since 2009. She knew after being diagnosed that she wanted to work in support of the gluten-free community and to improve the quality of gluten-free living.
Customer Service Supervisor, Food Safety
I’m the young lady that helps make things happen, pulls the strings and orchestrates daily. I love offering my knowledge and assistance to help our companies’ reach their goals and, furthermore, helping to spread Celiac awareness. My day to day duties generally include processing new companies and assisting with the preparation of inspection information.
Risking and Processing Representative, Food Safety
I have been a proud GIG team member since July 2016. Learning all about ingredients fascinates me and I have learned so much from this company. From gluten testing to ingredient risk scores, cross contamination and knowing what ingredients actually are and what they are consisted of has opened my eyes to how important gluten could affect somebody’s life who is sensitive to it.
VP of Food Safety
Living on my small farm with my 2 kids isn’t time consuming enough, so I spent another 60+ hours every week running GIG’s Food Safety Programs. Working for an international powerhouse for certification and Gluten-Free consumer support has its benefits. I know every day when I go home that I have done something to help our community and to make other people’s lives better. People like my 8 year old daughter who have celiac disease can shop with confidence and dine out without fear of going home sick.
Controller, Business Services
I work in the accounting department as the Controller at GIG. I am new to the gluten-free world, working for GIG teaches me knew things every day. I am excited to work with such a great group of people that cares so much about others that they strive to make a difference every day.
VP of Development
If you do a web search for the name Chris Rich and your results include the words “timid”, “shy”, and “reclusive”, you're definitely not viewing a description about me. You see, I'm the Big Idea Guy. As the Director of Brand Management, I'm always looking for new concepts to promote GIG and to bring positive awareness to the gluten-free community.
As a registered dietitian, diagnosed with celiac disease over 20 years ago, I took a leap of faith and started the adventure of a lifetime! I left clinical practice in large hospitals, where I practiced for 15 years, to do the unthinkable…I went to work for nothing, as the executive director of GIG. It has been a wonderful adventure, with many challenges. I moved GIG from an organization that was local in scope and national in heart to an international leader in the gluten-free community. GIG’s commitment is to you the consumer. Like you, I live the gluten-free life style. My goal is to make my life easier (yes, I figured out how to make catsup in a microwave 20 years ago), and to help everyone living gluten-free to do so in a positive, healthy way.
Licensing Administator, Food Safety
I am new to the gluten-free world and I am excited to see where this adventure takes me. I am a self-proclaimed nerd that loves to read and learn. When I am not working you can find me coaching youth football for a non-profit group in Washington State or playing with my fat cat and crazy dog.
Regulatory and Standards Manager, Food Safety
Laura came to GIG from a background in Immunology and eight years of directing a food testing laboratory and test kit manufacturing operation. She is thrilled to be in an environment where the consumer is the focus, and where quality is emphasized over profit. When not working on the science and policy of gluten she is enjoying all there is to do in her new home in New York City.
GFFS Quality Control Manager, Food Safety
As a trained chef, diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago, I decided to give up my personal chef business and follow my true passion in a different direction. I now spend my days ensuring that people like my daughter and I, with celiac disease, can safely and confidently eat at restaurants.
Education Supervisor, Development & Outreach
I began baking and cooking as a teenager, studied biology and psychology in college, and then realized that these interests could all be tied together in the field of nutrition, so went on to become a nutritionist. I became gluten-free some years later and added this dimension to my interests and work. In my free time I like to travel, discover new foods, cook, go on walks with our dog and read.
Communications Manager, Development & Outreach
Growing up in a food-centered Italian family, I became somewhat of a foodie; I loved trying new foods and restaurants, and became really interested in cooking and baking healthy The past four years of requiring a gluten-free lifestyle have turned me into a gluten-free guru as well. I did my best to turn something negative into a new, fun way to see the world of food. I enjoy trying new gluten-free products, geeking out over research, and spreading the word to my friends on social media. I also really like to help other people and make them feel great. To say this job is right up my alley is an understatement!
Executive Office Assistant - Volunteer
After 48 years as a Boeing Company employee, I started volunteering with the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) part-time. My daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease (CD) and became the Executive Director (ED) of GIG after the founder (Elaine Hartsook) passed away. After my husband passed away in 2001, I became a full-time volunteer. I enjoy helping diagnosed patients get a comfort zone with the GFD.
Graphic Design Associate, Development & Outreach
Hi, I am the Graphic Design Associate at GIG. I work on many different things on a daily basis; ranging from business cards, to our quarterly magazine Celebrate Gluten-Free. I was lucky enough to learn from the team at Highline Community College but most of my skills and knowledge are self-taught.
GFCO Data Manager, Food Safety
Do you read the labels on the foods you eat? Do those symbols on the packaging tell you something about what you are ingesting? Well if it relates to gluten, you can rest assure that a label displaying the GFCO Certified Gluten-Free symbol has been qualified by the strictest of standards. I proudly work with GIG in assuring these standards are being met. Food safety is something I take very serious, as I too am a consumer who needs organizations like GIG & GFCO, ensuring confidence that you can choose food that is safe for you.
GIG Executive Coordinator
I have only recently began to learn about gluten-free anything and my knowledge is growing by the day. I am excited to be able to see all the things that companies do and many different products offered for people who are gluten sensitive.
Customer Service Representative, Food Safety
My name is Savannah Dutoi. I am small town girl learning about a big world! I am excited to learn and grow my knowledge about the gluten-free community every day to better help you.
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Generation GF Supervisor, Development & Outreach
Stacey is the Generation GF Supervisor for GIG. Generation GF is our program that helps to provide gluten-free kids opportunities to develop their own voices and to be proud to be gluten-free. She manages our national Generation GF Groups, GIG summer camps, and all activities pertaining to our youth program. Stacey is a former branch manager of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Fargo Moorhead.
Support Group Associate, Development & Outreach
I'm a graduate from Baker College of Business in Michigan with an Applied Science Degree. I worked in the medical field for over 10 years and after learning that I was Gluten Intolerant, working for GIG seemed to be the perfect fit for me.