Our Company

Our administrative offices and our production facility are located in Gridley, California - in northern California's agricultural valley. We are housed in a beautiful 54,000 square foot building that is dedicated gluten free, nut free, dairy free, vegan, certified organic and kosher. Mary's Gone Crackers has assembled a terrific team of people committed to getting our fabulous crackers, cookies and pretzel sticks onto store shelves and into your kitchens! Please contact us with your comments or suggestions.

Mary Waldner, Chairman & Founder

Mary Waldron

As founder of Mary’s Gone Crackers, Mary Waldner leads both product development and brand strategy for the company. Mary is responsible for the development of all of the company’s products, and has been a Director since the company was incorporated in 2004. .

Inspired by her own struggles with Celiac Disease, Waldner created Mary’s Gone Crackers after finding a shortage of nutritious, gluten free options that tasted good. Her handcrafted recipe became a hit not only with Celiac sufferers, but with consumers eager for delicious snacks they could feel good about eating. Mary’s Gone Crackers Original was awarded the Sofi Gold for the most outstanding cracker at the New York Fancy Food Show in 2008.

Waldner is a member of the Organic Trade Association and the Celiac Sprue Association.

Prior to co-founding Mary’s Gone Crackers, Waldner practiced as a psychotherapist for 26 years; she holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Mary Waldner is married to Dale Rodrigues with whom she created Mary’s Gone Crackers. She resides in Paradise, CA.

Dale Rodrigues, CEO, President, & Founder

Dale Rodriguez

As co-founder of Mary’s Gone Crackers, Dale Rodrigues is the CEO and President. Dale is responsible for building the MGC team and leading the company in its accelerated growth while concurrently establishing Mary’s as one of the premier emerging brands in the natural foods industry and the category leader. Dale has been a Director of Mary’s since the company was incorporated in 2004.

Mr. Rodrigues has been an entrepreneur most of his working life, starting with his father’s modest redwood fence company; where he learned all of his carpentry skills and grew the business four-fold in three years, moving on to form his own custom redwood deck company when his father retired. Using the skills he developed while marketing his own business, Mr. Rodrigues created a data base marketing company which provided building permit data to suppliers and sub-contractors in the construction industry. He sold the business in 1996. As a licensed general contractor, he worked as a project manager for other high-end residential contractors, successfully managing their most complicated projects.

In 2003 Mr. Rodrigues left the construction industry to devote his full time efforts and talents to the successful funding and launch of the Mary’s Gone Crackers brand.

Mr. Rodrigues received his AA degree from Chabot Community College and attended University of California at Berkeley and worked towards a degree in Creative Writing.

Mr. Rodrigues is married to Mary Waldner, with whom he created Mary’s Gone Crackers. He resides in Paradise, CA.