Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Seattle chef Trevis Gleason lost everything, including his job and marriage. Surveying the ruins of his life, he decided to follow his dreams to Ireland for the winter. There he rented a cottage, got a puppy, and discovered there is life after the fall.
Chef Trevis L. Gleason has been an award–winning culinarian, consultant, and instructor as well as a decorated member of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Goodwill Ambassador to Ukraine. Retired from a distinguished culinary career, Gleason has taken on the challenges of living with secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis since his diagnosis in 2001. He is an ambassador for the National MS Society, an active volunteer for Multiple Sclerosis Ireland and the MS Society of the UK, and speaks to groups, both large and small, about living life fully with or without a chronic illness. Gleason divides his time between Seattle, Washington and County Kerry, Ireland with his wife, Caryn, and their two Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers, Sadie and Maggie.