My nickname is Alli, and I work from the Sebastian, Florida office as a Compliance Associate. I came into this position familiar with the Gluten-Free community yet, I learn new things every day. Currently I am a college student majoring in Finance/Marketing, and when I am not working or in college, I love to dance.
Living on my small farm with my 2 kids isn’t time consuming enough, so I spent another 60+ hours every week running GIG’s programs. Working for an international powerhouse for certification and Gluten-Free consumer support has its benefits. I know every day when I go home that I have done something to help our community and to make other people’s lives better. People like my 8 year old daughter who have celiac disease can shop with confidence and dine out without fear of going home sick.
If you do a web search for the name Chris Rich and your results include the words “timid”, “shy”, and “reclusive”, you're definitely not viewing a description about me. You see, I'm the Big Idea Guy; a Walt Disney for the gluten-free community. As the VP of Marketing & Development, I'm always looking for new concepts to promote GIG and to bring positive awareness to the gluten-free community.
As a registered dietitian, diagnosed with celiac disease over 20 years ago, I took a leap of faith and started the adventure of a lifetime! I left clinical practice in large hospitals, where I practiced for 15 years, to do the unthinkable…I went to work for nothing, as the executive director of GIG. It has been a wonderful adventure, with many challenges. I moved GIG from an organization that was local in scope and national in heart to an international leader in the gluten-free community. GIG’s commitment is to you the consumer. Like you, I live the gluten-free life style. My goal is to make my life easier (yes, I figured out how to make catsup in a microwave 20 years ago), and to help everyone living gluten-free to do so in a positive, healthy way.
Laura came to GIG from a background in Immunology and eight years of directing a food testing laboratory and test kit manufacturing operation. She is thrilled to be in an environment where the consumer is the focus, and where quality is emphasized over profit. When not working on the science and policy of gluten she is enjoying the birds and bears in Connecticut.
After 20 years of being in the customer service industry and medical field I was offered an amazing opportunity to join forces with GIG. How could I say no to this amazing company and opportunity to serve our gluten-free communities. I have learned so much and look forward to a long career with GIG and where this journey will lead me.
With fifteen plus years in the Customer Service industry I am thrilled to be part of the GIG family; helping consumers as well as reassuring companies that they are in good hands with GFCO.