Meet the GFP Family


Gluten-Free Prairie was founded in 2012. Built on the foundation of the American dream that anything is possible. Dedicated to providing fresh and healthy Gluten-Free products. From the heart of our Gluten-Free Prairie in Big Sky Country, Montana, USA.

Gluten-Free Prairie (or GFP as it’s called by the family) strives to create gluten-free food that is not only safe for celiacs and gluten-intolerant people, but also people with no wheat allergies at all. Jeremy Wheaton, the baker in the group, has developed the recipes with flavor in mind. We think you’ll agree that Gluten-Free Prairie products can be enjoyed by just about everyone that likes tasty food.

The Gluten-Free Prairie family is Deb and Rick Wheaton, along with their son Jeremy and his wife Jenn. Learn a little more about the GFP family members and the big parts they all play in our business.

 

Meet the GFP Team

Deb Wheaton

Deb Wheaton – celiac, GFP co-founder and our Marketing Guru

Deb has a strong background in sales, public relations and marketing. Knowing that “you eat with your eyes first”, she understands the importance of clean designs and professional labels as the best way to showcase your product. Most importantly, as a Celiac herself, it is Deb’s intimate knowledge and connection to the gluten-free consumer that makes her highly qualified to make decisions about the marketing of the Gluten-Free Prairie product line. She is the credited co-author of the new cookbook: “500 Gluten-Free Dishes”. Deb is also on the Board of Directors of the Celiac Disease Foundation (www.celiac.org). Deb creator of the popular gluten-free blog : Not Even A Crumb (www.notevenacrumb.com )
 
Gluten-Free Prairie co-owner Rick Wheaton

Rick Wheaton – Director, Business Affairs

Rick is the business brains of GFP. A certified cardiopulmonary perfusionist (a specialty in open-heart surgery), Rick founded West Coast Perfusion 28 years ago. WCP is now the largest independently owned perfusion company in Southern California. Rick is responsible for the day-to-day operations of GFP, as well as the bookkeeping, assuring that proper licenses and insurance necessary are always in place. Rick filed for and has received trademarks for GFP ensuring that our name and slogans are protected.
 
Co-owner and research baker Gluten-Free Prairie Jeremy Wheaton

Jeremy Wheaton – GFP co-founder, research baker:

Certified as an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), Jeremy is responsible for all of the moving internet parts that are essential to every business. Jeremy’s love of baking and cooking has resulted in many of the recipes currently available on the GFP site. As co-owner of Bendyco Inc, Jeremy was the point person of the innovative “Wire Snagger” taking it from inception to patent and a multi-million dollar sale in less than 5 years. He is also an award winning photographer, self-taught graphic designer and video editor providing photos and recipe video edits on the GFP website.

 

1 Comment

  1. Barb Barb
    October 12, 2015    

    Thank you for coming down to Sandy, Utah to the Gluten Free Expo.. great to talk to both of you Rick and Deb, you were both so kind amid all the many people coming to your booth…your granola was the best we tasted at the expo. My daughter and her baby in the front pack, and I were the ones so excited that you had Whole Grain Groats!!! Go Groats!!
    We are cooking up the groat risotto tonight for dinner!

    thank you, and we hope all goes well with your great Gluten Free Montana products. Loved your cooking videos 🙂