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Beyond Celiac Blogger Ambassador Program

Beyond Celiac Blogger Ambassador Program

Nothing gets the job done like teamwork when it comes to raising awareness of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (‘gluten sensitivity’).

Beyond Celiac is proud to share with you our Blogger Ambassador Program, which brings Beyond Celiac and gluten-free bloggers together in our efforts to support you through your gluten-free journey.

Meet the Beyond Celiac Blogger Ambassadors


Erica Dermer, Celiac and the Beast

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Erica Dermer Erica Dermer, founder and head celiac in charge of Celiac and the Beast, started her blog because she felt like she had a new voice to bring to the gluten-free table and needed some celiac catharsis through writing. 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 gluten-free food 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.


Cindy Gordon, Vegetarian Mamma

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Cindy Gordon
Cindy Gordon is the owner and author of Vegetarian Mamma and is a foodie who loves to blog about gluten-free vegetarian/vegan recipes. Her family also focuses on foods that are peanut, tree nut, dairy and gluten-free. Cindy’s family is dedicated to finding/creating recipes and products that fit their family’s allergy needs. Cindy resides in Ohio with her husband and two boys (born ’07 & ’10). She enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, gardening, wine and cooking!



Christina Kantzavelos, BuenQamino

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Christina Kantzavelos is a San Diego-based gluten-free and autoimmune disease-friendly travel and lifestyle blogger, licensed psychotherapist (LCSW), and professional content writer. Her passion is in communicating, traveling and helping others. She was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2012, in addition to other autoimmune diseases and food intolerances. She does not let her restricted diet restrict her from enjoying life, or traveling and wants to ensure it doesn’t stop others from doing the same. Her gluten-free blog, BuenQamino is full of resources, from articles, guides, reviews, health insights, recipes, support, personal insights, journals, tips, observations, videos and more!



Jackie Ourman, Celiac and Allergy-Friendly Epicurean (C.A.F.E.)

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Jackie Ourman Jackie is a chef, recipe developer and food writer. She recently worked as a test kitchen contributor at Bon Appétit Magazine and graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City with highest honors. Jackie began her culinary journey after she and her son were diagnosed with celiac disease, in addition to other food allergies, in 2011. She is passionate about creating recipes that don’t feel like they are missing anything and resources for living well despite these diagnoses. Her work has been featured in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Epicurious and she shares recipes regularly on her blog.


Michael Savett, Gluten-Free Philly

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Michael Savett, Gluten-Free Philly Michael is the father of a teenage boy with celiac disease who was diagnosed at age 3. He started publishing Gluten Free Philly in March 2009, with the mission of creating and maintaining a comprehensive reference for gluten-free-friendly restaurants, bakeries, stores and events in the Delaware Valley. Michael is an attorney practicing insurance law in New Jersey and a member of the Business Advisory Council for Beyond Celiac. He also serves as a contributing writer at Gluten-Free Living magazine. He shares weekly features on items of interest to local and national readers.


Erin Smith, Gluten-Free Fun and Gluten-Free Globetrotter

Erin SmithErin Smith was diagnosed with celiac disease in the early 1980s, so she’s been eating gluten-free almost her entire life. Erin has a unique perspective of growing up in the gluten-free community and blogs about living and thriving with celiac disease. She started writing her gluten-free lifestyle blog Gluten-Free Fun in 2007 to share her lifelong celiac disease experiences. In 2011, Erin launched Gluten-Free Globetrotter®, a website that focuses on gluten-free travel. As someone personally living with celiac disease for more than thirty years, Erin wanted to show others that traveling with celiac disease is not only possible but can be totally enjoyable. The mission of Gluten-Free Globetrotter is to encourage those with celiac disease to travel and not be scared about eating gluten-free domestically and abroad. Erin lead the NYC Celiac Meetup Group for more than ten years and is starting a new celiac disease support group in Santa Cruz, California.

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