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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
GlutenFreelancer: One Year Later

A year ago today, I officially became my own boss. I had quietly started a consulting company earlier in 2014, but on October 13th I was on my own. I officially launched as a way to connect brands with the gluten-free community. I wanted to teach restaurants and chefs that there was more to "gluten-free" than slapping a GF on the menu. I wanted to make sure gluten-free producers were doing things correctly and taking our community seriously. I was finally able to put my years of gluten-free and celiac advocacy to good business use through social media, public relations, event planning, and writing.

I can't believe it has been a whole year already!

I quit my day job in education software to make my dream a reality. I always wanted to have some kind of gluten-free business. People often suggested writing a cookbook or opening a bakery. Since I don't write recipes or ever bake from scratch, this just didn't make sense. I knew I was a strong project manager from my years in publishing and software. I was always interested in the dynamics of the social media world. I also had more than 30 years worth of personally living gluten-free with celiac disease so I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly in the gluten-free product world. I wanted to transfer my knowledge and experience for others.

Over the past year, I have learned more than in the previous 3 or 4 years about running a business, being my own boss, and time management. I have helped restaurants in New York City open their doors and grow on social media from the ground up. I have written articles for national gluten-free magazines and international travel websites. I have been interviewed for major news outlets such as Epoch Times and Korean Broadcast System. I have also networked and connected with people across the globe, which is one of my favorite parts of the job.

I continue to add to my client list each month and I am excited to see what the next year brings. If you are a small business, chef, or restaurant that is looking to connect with the gluten-free community, contact me! I would be happy to give you a complimentary consultation to see how we can work together. Just mention this post. Email me at and visit me at

Thank you to my family and friends
who continue to be my biggest supporters! 

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