Born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Worked in financial services and sales for my entire professional career. I was diagnosed with “eczema” in 2002, which became progressively worse and unrelenting over the next 10 years. I relocated to Seattle in 2007 and eventually San Francisco in 2010. After struggling with worsening symptoms and alarming weight loss, I resigned a very good sales job and took a year-long sabbatical to rejuvenate my health and my life in 2013. I self-diagnosed gluten intolerant after many failed Celiac tests. Several doctors insisted that diet had nothing to do with my symptoms, but l literally learned to trust my gut and became “gluten zero.” I passionately support the CSA so others can find the strength to regain their health and life through friendship and education.