I grew up in Missouri and moved to Colorado to attend CU-Boulder. I found it hard to leave the great Colorado weather and my wife, whom I met in college. I feel fortunate to have decided to stay here because Colorado has become so gluten-free friendly. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2010 after a couple of years being anemic. I was introduced to the Denver Celiac Support Association by my dietician and soon became a member. In 2011 I became the chapter’s webmaster. For most of my professional career I have been a software developer, however, for a brief period in 2013 I owned and operated a 100% gluten-free restaurant. I have two children: a son in high school and a daughter in college. I’m an avid bicyclist, commuting to work year-round, and enjoy seeking out all of Colorado’s gluten-friendly beers and ciders. Cheers!