BAKERpedia Influencers

These professional bakers are ready to inspire innovation and educate! Working with BAKERpedia, our BAKERin team has years of experience and insight to pass on. You can expect them to deliver all kinds of fresh new baking content including videos, Q&A’s, tutorials and more! Learn all about the BAKERin program and its bakers.

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Meet the BAKERin team!

Gideon

GIDEON BUTLER-SMITH

Hailing from Kansas City, Gideon is a Kansas State alum with a degree in Bakery Science and Management. He now resides in Rogers, Arkansas with his wife, Kourtney, working as a baking supervisor at a manufacturing co-op where he also helps with continuous improvement projects.

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MARK FLOERKE

Mark is a baking industry veteran with over 45 years of experience. He classically trained as a pastry chef in Germany where he also picked up bread baking before returning home to Canada where he’s worked as a senior applications scientist and been a baking instructor. Nowadays, he’s retired but continues to teach and participate in a number of different baking organizations.

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Dr. Jayne Bock

DR. JAYNE BOCK

Dr. Jayne Bock works at the Wheat Marketing Center as the Technical Director. She established herself as an industry expert in flour and dough quality testing as an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph before joining C.W. Brabender Instruments as their Global Technical Leader. Jayne has published refereed publications covering topics including wheat and flour quality, dough rheology, gluten structure-function, and the influence of bran on product structure and quality in whole grain products. She has worked extensively with wheat breeders, agronomists, producers, millers and food processors on collaborative projects in the pre-competitive space. Her focus is at the interface of academia and industry to find solutions for emerging issues across the market value chain.

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Mafo M. Adeniji BAKER influencer

MAFO M. ADENIJI

Mafo M. Adeniji is the Co-Founder of Mistribite a food business in Nigeria.With over three years in the food and baking industry, she currently works to provide quality, safe and nutritious food products and offer food trainings. She is a passionate and skilled baker with expertise in the art of cake baking and decoration. She is from Nigeria and currently lives with her family in the Federal Capital Territory where she works and runs her business.

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JOSE J. LOPEZ

Jose is a baking industry enthusiast with over 30 years of experience. He is a graduate from the school of hard knocks and high-speed bakery applications. He has been certified in Baking Science and Technology and Food Processing/Sanitation from the American Institute of Baking. Jose has been a session chair and recently was on the Board of Directors at the American Society of Baking. Currently, he is the VP of Technical Service for AB Mauri North America, where he leads a team supporting his customers. His passion is assisting bakers make a great product and education the next generation of bakers.

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DR. LIN CARSON

Dr. Lin is the baking industry’s influencer who has had a love affair with baking for 30 years. Starting with a BSc degree in Food Science & Technology at the Ohio State University, a MSc and PhD from the Department of Grain Science at Kansas State University. While working at Wendy’s and Dave’s Killer Bread, her technical teams experienced the lack of technical baking information on the internet. Seeing that this was not freely shared, Dr. Lin decided to launch BAKERpedia to cover this gap.

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