In 2015, I had a career in education and a teenage daughter who was struggling both academically and emotionally. Determined to do what I had to do to keep her safe, I moved our family from South Florida to Colorado and left a career that I loved.
I was fortunate to find a new job as the Director of Education and Training for one of the country's most well-respected Food Allergy Training companies, and boy did I learn a LOT! I had raised two food-allergic children, and I thought I knew all there was to know about food allergies. I was wrong. So very wrong. I learned so much about food allergies during my time with this organization, but it didn’t take long to realize how much I missed working with schools, children, and families. So I left that position and started my own company, AllerCuisine, where I strive to create inclusive environments for those with food allergies, celiac disease, and other dietary issues to ensure EVERYONE has a safe seat at the table.
I researched, read, and eventually became a Certified Food Allergy Management Coach and Consultant with IFAM (the International Food Allergy Management Academy). My life is now dedicated to working with families, individuals, schools, and corporations who manage food allergies and other dietary issues so that everyone can enjoy a life free of fear and full of fervor.