About Mom's Place Gluten-Free
Jann is the owner and CEO of Mom's Place Gluten Free. She is also a mother of three amazing children, Alexsis, Cheyenne, and Justin. They are the best things that ever happened to her (before the grandchildren of course!). Her favorite hobby is spending time with her amazing grandchildren, Addisyn and Lincoln.
She was diagnosed with Celiac many, many years ago, back when there were hardly any gluten-free food options. Back then, everything tasted terrible. She wants to help people feel better and still be able to eat "normal" and healthy. Mom's Place helps return joy to the kitchen with healthy, great-tasting gluten free options. She strives to manage and direct the new product development, manufacturing and distribution arms of Mom's Place Gluten Free, while working with as many families as time allows to help other families avoid the many health issues that can arise from the consumption of gluten in today's society.
Jann has her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and she also teaches an Adult Living Series at the local college, teaching people everywhere how to "Eat Gluten Free & Love it!" We help people learn that eating gluten free can taste amazing, be easy and affordable!
Ali was born and raised in Idaho Falls, and she only left for a few years to earn her Bachelor's Degree in English & History Teaching at Utah State University. Currently, she is an English Teacher at Bonneville Online High School. Her hobbies include reading, writing, playing outdoors, vacationing, and spending time with her family, including her two kids, Addisyn and Lincoln.
Ali is the Director of Web Administration and Product Management for Mom's Place Gluten Free. Although she has never been diagnosed with an allergy to gluten, she has always tried to eat healthy, and gluten-free food has always been a top priority since it makes her feel better. After trying several of Mom's Place GF products, she was delighted to be a part of a company that strives for the same health benefits as she does.
Kaylee graduated from Bonneville High School & then went on to graduate from hair school in 2016. She then worked for Morningstar Senior Living as a Cosmetologist. Just recently, Kaylee got married to her sweetheart in Hawaii! In addition to being a beautician, she loves playing the guitar, taking care of her adorable puppies, and being the Sales Manager at Mom's Place Gluten Free. Her cousins have Celiacs, so they have to eat gluten free. Kaylee says it has been good to learn what they can and can't eat because she watches them a lot, and Mom's Place has taught her all about eating gluten free. "I love being a part of Mom's Place. It feels like family!"
Lynda Meissner moved to Idaho at age 3 and claims no other place as her home. Lynda has her Bachelor's degree in Guidance and Counseling also from Bob Jones University. After starting a family, she earned her LPN and RN from Eastern Idaho Technical College and is currently a practicing RN. She has always had a passion for fitness and nutrition, and has been a fitness instructor since 2000. Lynda has a love for people, the outdoors, education, music, and especially loves being with her boys.
Lynda is involved in communications, production and advertising for Mom's place. Being gluten free has given her the desire and the experience to encourage and educate others in the gluten free lifestyle.
David Meissner is a native of Pennsylvania but moved to Idaho Falls in 1999 to marry an Idahoan. David has a Bachelor's degree in Financial Management with a Computer Science minor, which he earned from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. in 1997. He is currently employed as a Firefighter/EMT. He has a love and a gifting for computer networking, is an avid reader and enjoys music and the outdoors and especially playing with his two sons.
David is a part of production and sales for Mom's Place. He remembers his many frustrating shopping experiences trying to find gluten free food that his wife could eat, and that they could afford. He hopes to provide encouragement to family members and friends of those with gluten issues through Mom's Place.
Emma Stokes is currently attending BYUI pursuing an undergraduate degree in sociology. She plans to go to graduate school and get a masters in marriage and family counseling. She is getting married in August of 2018.
Emma loves to work at a store like Moms Place because there is nothing better than a small business. "It's amazing to hear how grateful people are that we are that we help them." She feels that this business is truly making a difference in peoples lives. It is a great opportunity to learn about an issue that affects so many people. Currently, Emma works at Mom's Place in Production and Sales.
Shandy is a Senior at Skyline High School. She enjoys snowboarding, reading and writing as well as spending time with her two adorable puppies. Currently, Shandy works in production at Mom's Place. Eating gluten-free has helped her to feel energized and great at all times, so she hopes to help others feel the same way.
Jen Smith is a Volunteer Coordinator and Barista at Mountain View Hospital. She graduated in Rigby, ID., and then went onto further her education at the University of Idaho and Idaho State University. At the moment, she has no time for hobbies, but loves vacationing with family! Jen has four kids that keep her very busy. Currently, she works in Sales & Production at Mom's Place. She began working at Mom's Place because of the friendly atmosphere and the delicious healthy products.
McKenna is currently a Senior at Compass Academy. After she graduates, she plans to go into a chemistry field to become a fragrance chemist. She is a runner in the Idaho Falls High School Cross Country and Track teams and sings in the auditioned choir at IFHS. She chose to work in the gluten-free business because she knows people who have Celiacs and wants to help them be able to enjoy good food like everyone else! She works in Production & Sales.
Jozalin is currently a junior at Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls. She enjoys playing guitar, singing, playing the ukulele and the piano. She also likes being outdoors, especially hiking and doing other activities with friends. She works in production at Mom's Place. She chose to work in a gluten-free business because her mom has always been sensitive to gluten and so their family eats gluten-free as much as possible.
Brynlee is going to be a Senior at Hillcrest High School, and hopes to pursue nursing after she graduates. Her hobbies include playing softball, tennis, the piano, and hanging out with her friends and family. Brynlee joined Mom's Place because many of her family members have Celiac's disease and she wanted to learn more about it and the affects that food has on the body.