About Us

Hello!
 
My name is Kasondra, and I run our 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 wheelchair. 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 have Celiac Disease.
 
As a family of bakers, four 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kasondra Shippen, daughter of Bill and Dagmar, is our general manager and she is the woman in charge around here! She has a 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 all of us! 

 

Jason Shippen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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 can run smoothly because of Jason!

Bob Johnson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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."  

Philip Faia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               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."

Tom Benford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tom Benford is our West Coast Sales Manager. He lives in Arizona with family and beloved German Sheppards. As an avid record collector, he is always on the search for the lost musical treasure. 


Jennifer Bishop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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 every product consistently delicious! Jen also works closely with Kasy doing product development trying to see what we can provide you with next!                                                                                                      

Parker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Parker is our customer service rep, order sales, and marketing coordinator! If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to place an order, feel free to give her a call or send her an e-mail.

Geoff Willis-Ford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Matt Snow is our shipping manager!  He coordinates with our distributors to get all of our products in your local stores! Without Matt, our warehouse would be a mess.  

Sarah Bishop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sarah Bishop is our Marketing Coordinator and manages our social media accounts. She takes care of our digital presence and enjoys working with all the fantastic people at Flax4Life. Contact her if you have any marketing needs.

We hope you enjoyed meeting us! And thank you again for all of your incredible support, and we look forward to growing with you!
                                                                                              -Flax4Life Family
 
 

 

From The Blog

“Discovering your muffins and granola has been like striking gold!”

Karen