Events Coordinator

Hello all! Originally from Northern California, I made my way to Denver in 2018 and have not looked back since. I will take any opportunity to spend my day outside: skiing, camping, hiking, xc skiing, climbing, backpacking, road biking, mountain biking, rafting, paddle boarding, trail running, you name it. After growing up in a kitchen, my number one passion is cooking, but I also enjoy ceramics, pyrography, photography, thrifting, painting, and embroidery. Surrounded by an awesome community, I am happiest when with family and friends. 

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in November of 2018 after a struggle filled with misdiagnoses and severe malnutrition. It took me a while to adjust and understand the lifelong impacts tied to Celiac. I made a lot of mistakes with my diet. I was affected by the social pressures and anxieties. I had no idea where to eat out or how to order. Most of all, I didn’t know a soul going through the same thing. Today, I feel extremely confident as a person navigating life with Celiac disease. I am surrounded by a supportive community who understands it. I can navigate a grocery store much faster. I know where I can safely eat. Overall, it is a part of my life that is no longer weighing me down like it used to. Now, I am in a position to embrace the autoimmune disease, run the @chefceliac Instagram, lean into the community, and lift up others around me newly diagnosed, so they are not as lost as I was. That being said, I look forward to getting to know you and encourage you to attend our events to expand your CD community.