Erica Dermer is founder and head celiac in charge of Celiac and the Beast. She started her website because she felt like she had a new and humorous voice to bring to the gluten-free table, and desperately needed some celiac catharsis through writing and blogging. With a background in marketing and market research and development (including the food and beverage industry), she’s always had a soft spot in her heart for packaged goods, marketing, and branding in the specialty diets industry. It also helps that she’s a self-proclaimed terrible cook, so she relies on many gluten-free products to help her get through her day without burning down the kitchen. She uses humor to get through her diagnosis and living gluten-free in a world full of wheat. As a celiac and gluten-free advocate, her aim is to educate the world about celiac disease and the importance of this wonderful “less than 20ppm” universe we live in. Her first book, “Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story Between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes, and a Broken Digestive Tract” was released in October 2013 and highlights her life with a celiac disease diagnosis and what she’s learned along the way.
A Celiac herself, Aneta is an in-house Dietitian at Schär. Founded over 35 years ago, Schär has been dedicated to the celiac and gluten-sensitive communities; providing a safe, flavorful, and quality line of gluten-free products ranging from pizza, bread, pasta, cookies, and crackers.
Gluten Free With Emily is a plant-based, gluten-free chef and host of her own hilarious, gluten-free cooking show. She brings the bright side to living a plant based lifestyle, with treats and healthy eats that are truly delicious. By creating one-of-a-kind foods there has yet to be a gluten-free version of something she hasn’t mastered when given the challenge. She makes it fun to be in the kitchen cooking, so you can enjoy a healthy, happy, and satisfying diet. You can find her on YouTube at YouTube.com/glutenfreewithemily and on her website www/glutenfreewithemily/com.
April Peveteaux is the author of Bake Sales Are My B*tch (Rodale, 2017) and Gluten is My Bitch (Abrams, 2013). Peveteaux does podcasts for Moms on the Rocks and The Meltdown Moms and is the creator and cook behind the popular blog Gluten is My Bitch. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids.