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OUR STORY

Allergy Aware was ideated by founder, Brady Barr, while he was a junior attending Minnesota State University, Mankato. Brady has had food allergies his whole life. It started out with milk, egg, and peanut allergies which have now grown into more than 18 food allergies. Brady found it difficult to go out to eat and enjoy the public food environment. This sparked an idea in his mind! Let’s make food allergy menus more of a thing! He began to work with a mentor on campus in Mankato to bring his idea to life. The original idea has shifted slightly but we have the same vision! Make life with food allergies easier! Allergy Aware was given it’s offical 501 (c) 3 non-profit status in January 2022.

"Eating out is the hardest part of living with a food allergy." says Brady. He added, “I know what I can and cannot eat, so eating at home has never been much of a problem.” As Brady has become used to looking at nutrition labels at grocery stores, he came up with the mission of Allergy Aware. Since eating out in a public location is the most common source of anaphylactic shock for allergy sufferers, he wants to support restaurants in creating allergy menus.

MEET OUR FABULOUS TEAM

BRADY BARR, FOUNDER

Brady is an entrepreneur at heart. He studied finance and entrepreneurship at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He also has more than 15 food allergies including tree nuts, peanuts, and milk for the top allergens. Brady is a huge Green Bay Packer fan and enjoys playing pickleball. 

PAIGE NIXT,
MARKETING/ DESIGN

Paige is a creative marketer. She works with product innovation and multimedia design in her day job, Her favorite things to do are travel, go for hikes, and have quality conversations with the ones she loves.

LOGAN BARR,
FINANCE/ OPS

Logan is a software engineer, He graduated from Augustana University with majors in business administration, computer information systems, and sports management. He loves watching and playing sports.

NOAH FINERAN, MARKETING

Noah Fineran is a Business Systems Analyst. He graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2020. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, attending concerts, visiting breweries, and hanging out with friends.