Rebecca Cruttenden, founder of Clara Cookies, LLC, is also the founder and director of Team Orphans and a six time Ironman finisher. She and her husband have three adopted children and live in Michigan. She has raised over $176,000 in the last 6 years for Team Orphans adoption grants and helped many children come home to forever families. She also directs the Team Orphans Cookie 5K every summer in Grand Rapids. Rebecca started making the peanut butter chocolate chip protein cookies four years ago for her Ironman training and racing because she was tired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Her husband encouraged her to turn it into a business to support Team Orphans and adoption. Since then, she has expanded her cookie recipes and is currently working on another flavor to be released soon. Clara Cookies has sold over 20,000 cookies since it began in May 2016!