About Us

Hello!
 
My name is Kasondra and I run a family owned and operated bakery based out of Bellingham, WA. We pride ourselves on making the best tasting, nutritious and gluten-free products on the market. We have been in business for over 15 years and are continuing to come up with new and exciting flax based, gluten-free products.
 
The decision to develop products that are gluten-free and health oriented, originated around a decade ago when a few members of our family became very ill. They spent over two years seeing specialists, naturopathic physicians and visited the best doctors and hospitals in the nation. The doctors could not figure out what was wrong. One of our family member’s even went from a healthy active adult to being in a wheel chair. Eventually, it was discovered that they had Celiac Disease. Since then, almost everyone in our family has discovered that they are either gluten-intolerant or had Celiac Disease.
 
As a family of bakers, 4 generations of baking and distribution of baked goods, it became our mission to develop products that have many health benefits, are gluten-free, made with all natural ingredients but most importantly tastes - "DELICIOUS!"

Our commitment is to provide you with the highest quality product, produced in a dedicated gluten, nut and dairy free facility.

We encourage you to check out the rest of our website and look into the links section. There you will find some of the amazing evidence about flax benefits written by physicians and medical institutions. Please also like and follow us on both Facebook and Twitter.

Sincerely,
Kasondra Shippen and The Flax4Life Family.

 

Photo from Left to Right: Jessica Shippen, Bill Francis, Dagmar Francis, Jason Shippen, Kasondra Shippen, Josh Francis and Jennifer Bishop

 

Bill and Dagmar Francis are not only owners of Flax4Life but are also husband and wife. They are passionate about providing you with Certified-Gluten Free, Dairy-Free and Nut-Free Products that not only taste delicious, but offer the wonderful health benefits of flax!

Kasondra Shippen, daughter to Bill and Dagmar, is our general manager and she is the woman in charge around here! There isn't anything she isn't a part of! She has great passion for this company, our products, our customers and her employees. She isn't afraid to get her hands dirty and you truly feel that she cares and believes in this company! 

Jason Shippen is our maintenance man and he can fix anything! He helps us with our everyday operations and I swear he is able to be in 2 places at once. We are able to run smoothly because of Jason!

Bob Johnston is originally from North Carolina, but now heading up Flax4life sales out of Chicago. Bob left Food Corporate life to work on getting Flax4life into all parts of the country. His favorite saying is" We can do that".  He has a background in Retail as well as Food service.

Philip Faia is our East Coast Sales Manager and has over 20 years of sales experience in the food industry.  He has an extensive background in the natural and organic food channel, both in retail, and food service.  He feels our products not only taste Delicious!  In his opinion, "It's mother-natures medicine for the body, mind and soul."

Jennifer Bishop is our production manager! Jen is responsible for baking your delicious Muffins, Granola, Brownies, Toaster Buns and Gluten-Free Cakes! She works closely with our production staff and takes a lot of pride in making each and every product consistently delicious! Jen also works closely with Kasy doing product development trying to see what we can provide you with next!

Sarah Norman is our online sales and marketing manager! She is in charge of everything our company puts on the internet from our Flax4Life blog to our Facebook page. Customer Service is her Specialty!

Geoff Willis-Ford is our accountant and he loves spreadsheets (really)! He also fills in for customer service and other administrative functions. Whatever is needed, he'll get the job done!

Matt Snow is our shipping manager!  He coordinates with our distributors to get all of our products in your local stores!

We hope you enjoyed meeting us! And thank you again for all of your wonderful support and we look forward to growing with you!

-Flax4Life Family

From The Blog

Crazy About Your Muffins

Oct 27, 2016

Hi Flax4Life, I just wanted to write and thank you for making the order of Flax for Life muffins possible....

New Muffin Labels

Aug 04, 2016

We have new labels for our muffins.  They are the same great taste, brand new look.
“Discovering your muffins and granola has been like striking gold!”

Karen