The boy with the black glasses

I have to give a heartfelt shout out to the organizers of the Central PA Gluten Free Expo. Sunday's event was phenomenal. They just keep getting bette

Grieving at the Office

My grammie died two weeks after my younger cousin, barely twenty-one years old, had been killed suddenly, shockingly, tragically. I was bereft. Grammi


When I attended the keynote presentation at the Central Pennsylvania Gluten Free Expo on November 10, 2013, one thing Alice Bast, president and CEO of

I never intended to write a memoir. So, here’s how that happened…

(This essay first published in Good News magazine, May 2015, to honor and promote celiac disease awareness month.) I’m sitting in the cafeteria a

Better Batter Balances Business with Charitable Giving: Q&A with Owner Naomi Poe

I first met Naomi Poe at a State College Celiac Support Group picnic, where she was slated to be the guest speaker, in July of 2011. She had traveled

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 1: A For-Profit Business with a Nonprofit Heart

What is Better Batter? Better Batter is a gluten-free, casein-free, and allergen-free mix company with products like flour mix, cake mixes, brownie

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 2: Personal Struggles Lead to Business Big Bang

What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you see yourself as an entrepreneur or business owner? I didn’t set out to go into business. I want

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 3: GMOs, Fad Diets, and Making a Positive Difference

In addition to celiac disease, what other allergies and intolerances to you have? I know I’ve always had an allergy to bee stings. The list has j

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 4: Thoughts on Business from a “Person in Business”

You seem like a pretty confident person, and you are clearly successful. Were you always this confident, or is this something that developed as you ma

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 5: Taking Over the World One Gluten-Free Product at a Time

Better Batter started as a one-product company. In addition to the original flour mix, what other products do you now offer?  In 2010 we put out o