“To educate the public on Celiac Disease while promoting those businesses that cater to a quality gluten free lifestyle.”
Founder: Debbie Deaver Mudliar
A health-care advocate and entrepreneur, Debbie was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009. In just seven years, she has developed a nationally recognized expo that is growing at least 20% each year, in both the number of attendees and exhibitors.
Debbie is also a cancer survivor and works to increase awareness of cancer prevention, healthy eating and lifestyle choices to prevent and reverse diseases. In addition, she works closely with The Road Home, a Utah-based non-profit that has been widely recognized for its innovative efforts to address the problems of homelessness.
Debbie is fluent in Portugese. Debbie is married with 3 children.
“I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in January 2009. The diagnosis was a huge blessing and an end to the decade long battle of constant fatigue and sickness. With that blessing came the challenge of “what next.” Where can I shop? Where is it safe to eat out at? What products are there? Which ones are good and have flavor?
My goal with the Gluten Free Expo is to educate those with Celiac Disease (and our loved ones) of the wonderful companies that provide solutions to the gluten-free challenge. Whether you are a newbie with Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance or a veteran to this life style, I hope you will walk away edified learning what national and local companies, products, physicians and restaurants are doing and creating to make living with Celiac Disease easier and better.”
I look forward to seeing you all at the Expo!
-Debbie Mudliar – Founder/CEO
Brian has over 19 years in advertising, creative direction, creative strategy, art direction, copy writing, graphic design, digital marketing, brand development, interactive marketing, and integrated marketing. Brian creates is our creative brain for all graphics and marketing. Brian and his wife Aimee live in SLC with their 4 children.
Brian is fluent in Dutch.
Independent Marketing Consultant
Mike has over 22 years in marketing, advertising, promotions, sales and market research. Mike serves as our Public Relations specialist and has been a phenomenal force to have.
Mike is fluent in Samoan.
Independent Entertainment Professional,
Motion Picture Industry
Cam brings over 27 years with his specialty in writing and editing, public speaking, presenting, teaching, development, and involvement with film direction. Cam helps as a vendor liaison, marketing specialist, helps with PR and flies in every year to help with the show. He and Krisha live in Los Angeles.
Cam is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish.
SVP, Asia Client Services,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Danny currently lives between Singapore and Japan where he and his family have been for the last 10 years. As a Senior Vice President, he provides sound business advice.
Danny is fluent in Hungarian and Japanese.
Retired from IBM, she has now worked at The Road Home (a homeless shelter in downtown Salt Lake City) for over 13 years. She helps with all administration tasks and is Debbie’s biggest cheerleader!
Prize Coordinator, Admin everything, Keeps Debbie sane
Courtnie isn’t gluten intolerant physically, but she is definitely gluten intolerant! With friends and family that are diagnosed Celiac, and with a best friend (Debbie Deaver) that started a Gluten Free Expo, she has developed a passion for the GF community and lifestyle. She has 15 years of experience in event planning, vendor relations, and retail merchandising, so she brings all that, along with her New York attitude, to the GFE each year.
Michelle Misener taught education before becoming a mother of 4 children. She has helped with the expo since the first year it started. She and her husband Greg live in SLC with their 4 children.
Ryan is a businessman through and through. He runs a consulting firm full-time, but his other hobbies include the arts and outdoor recreation! Ryan is ready at any time to help you get registered for the Expo. You can contact him at email@example.com
Sarah is one of our go-to person for vendor relations. When you need a bathroom break at the show, she’ll make sure a volunteer will man your booth, something isn’t right with the booth, she’s your girl, have good feed back, she’ll take notes. We want every vendor to have a positive experience and Sarah is amazing in customer relations. Vendors are sad to say good bye to this sweet lady!
Jimmy is our “web guy,” cheerleader, and my last-minute-need-it-now lifesaver! He’s passionate about helping people and loves being a part of the Gluten Free Expo! See a bug on the site? Let Jimmy know at firstname.lastname@example.org