We created Alurx in 2020 with one purpose, to help people achieve what is the most valuable thing in their lives - their wellness.
We believe that everyone’s health and path to wellbeing are unique, hence the search for improved wellness should not be limited to generic options lacking trust but based on personalized advice and reliable solutions.
Our approach to wellness is holistic and grounded in our mission to build an all-in-one digital hub to guide one on their journey. Julia Stewart, our Founder and CEO, has designed an online portal that customizes wellness solutions and products for health-conscious customers seeking natural, vetted relief of the highest quality, consistency, and efficacy.
Our ongoing collaboration with renowned doctors and wellness experts ensures that our research and development are backed by science. We offer you the safest, most advanced, and effective products and services across all paths of wellness. Our unique technology platform will guide you, enabling a seamless and customized journey.
We believe that wellness goes beyond one’s personal experience and extends to our communities. We aim at fostering partnerships with individuals, professionals, and organizations that are driven by the same purpose - to enable wellness for all. Our philanthropic activities reflect our commitment. In 2021, we are proud and honored to support Lupus LA and their Fellowship for Pediatric Rheumatology at LA’s Children’s Hospital.
Wellness is multi-dimensional, encompassing all aspects of our lives. Our mission to enable wellness for all is anchored in inclusiveness, diversity, social and occupational wellness. At Alurx, we thrive on building relationships with our team members, our business partners and our customers guided by our values of honesty, respect and transparency. Learn more about our community here.
Julia Stewart, the founder and CEO of Alurx is on a mission – to enable wellness for all. As a member of Fortune magazine’s list of Top 50 Most Powerful Women in the U.S., Julia has built and grown successful brands for over 40 years. She has climbed the ladder up to executive leadership for companies like Taco Bell, Applebee’s, IHOP, and Dine Brands Inc. Julia has always thrived to maintain her own wellness routine in tandem with a busy work schedule. She understands the benefits of maintaining a balance between body, mind, and spirit, and holds this philosophy as the foundation of her endeavors.
In 2020, Julia launched Alurx to provide health-conscious individuals with a consistent, proven line of wellness-based solutions. This robust, all-in-one digital hub matches verified wellness information, advice, and products for consumers seeking to improve their overall well-being. Smart customization allows everyone to choose amongst different approaches and helps them shape their own path to wellness.
Julia is an active philanthropist, sponsoring organizations such as Lupus LA, Children’s Bureau, and is a founding member of Women’s Foodservice Forum. Julia also serves as an independent director for Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY), Fogo de Chao’s Restaurants, and Bite Acquisition, Corp. (NYSE: BITE). Julia also takes pride in being a sought-after speaker on leadership, brand development, team building, and growth management. Julia’s engagements include the 2021 Executive Summits, the 2020 Kona Ice and JVS Conventions as a Keynote Speaker, along with presenting the commencement address at USC Marshall School of Business; she is a guest lecturer at the UCLA, Anderson School of Management Leadership Series; keynote speaker at the International Franchise Association Conference and offered the commencement speech at the Culinary Institute of America.
Alurx Team Members
Virginie Descamps, Chief Marketing Officer at Alurx, Inc., is responsible for defining and executing brand design and management, marketing strategy, lead partnerships, retail activation and business development. Virginie brings 25 years of global brand management expertise across 60 different countries, covering product development, supply chain, revenue modeling, business planning, retailing, and distribution. Virginie has worked for influential brands such as Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, The Walt Disney Company, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Perricone MD.
Virginie joined Alurx in 2020 after meeting with the founder, Julia Stewart, and resonating with her values and wellness mission. Virginie follows strict daily wellness practices by making a conscious commitment to a healthy lifestyle with nutrition, physical and mental well-being, and social and environmental awareness.
Virginie received a B.A. from Hunter College, CUNY, with a double major in Political Science and Spanish Literature. She also earned an interpreting-translating degree from the United Nations and Marymount College. Virginie is an avid world-traveler and has studied 8 languages. Her pastimes include cooking, concert-going, outdoor sports, and watching her favorite science tv shows with her two daughters.
Josh Wadinski, Chief Technology Officer at Alurx, Inc., is responsible for developing and implementing user-centric technology strategies and solutions that seamlessly integrate marketing and operations with the consumer experience. Josh brings 12 years of Fortune 500 savvy, having helped manage $250M worth of inventory for Target, and building global growth and customer acquisition/retention strategies for Coca-Cola. Josh also facilitated problem solving around policy conversion and applicant candor via various modelling techniques for AXA Insurance Company in New York. Since 2011, Josh has built technology and digital teams that utilize System Dynamics, AI/ML, and other modeling techniques while supervising extensive data and analytics projects.
Focused since youth on health and well-being, Josh’s professional foray into the wellness space began when he founded Plantioxidants, an award-winning Silicon Valley-based beauty company specializing in organic, sustainable products where he was the CEO. Today, Josh keeps 5, 10, and 15-year wellness goals in alignment with how he approaches his career, physical health, finances, social connections, and personal growth. He is thrilled to be part of the Alurx team, where he gets to marry his commitment to wellness while simultaneously building a company that allows others to access the benefits of clean well-being through tech solutions.
Josh earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota with honors, majoring in Political Science with an emphasis on Quantitative Politics, Statistics, and Political Theory. Josh lived and did research in Japan, Sweden, and Turkey, as well as consulting work in a handful of other countries. In addition to being fluent in Japanese, Josh is an avid reader and an ultra-runner with a keen interest in design, well-being, sustainability, and nutrition.
Rachel Clarkson, the Executive Assistant at Alurx, Inc., supports the C-level executives, internal and external colleagues and reports to founder Julia Stewart as her primary aid. She brings 20 years of multi-disciplinary executive assisting experience after serving in the publishing, printing, design, architecture, aerospace, and interior design industries throughout Los Angeles and the San Francisco Area.
Julia Stewart's business savvy, enthusiasm, and vision for Alurx prompted Rachel to join a company dedicated to building something of value with the potential to positively impact others. Wellness for Rachel is about balance and the integration of body, mind, and spirit. She believes you don't necessarily need to run a marathon to make a serious commitment to your health and well-being. Rachel maintains her positive and calm demeanor through daily meditation, Peloton classes, interior design projects, and deep interest in the healing arts.
Rachel earned a B.A. in Speech Communication with a minor in Fine Arts from California State University, Northridge, and a B.A. in Art History from San Francisco State University. She also lived in Florence, Italy, to continue her study of Art History and Italian. Currently, Rachel lives in Glendale, California with her husband, son, and their rambunctious dog Stevie.