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.
Led by Rob Patrick, CTO with 25 years experience leading Engineering teams and strategy, specializing in startup growth. DTC support provided by Tradewinds Technology.
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.
Kirk is a passionate creator and conceptor of compelling and innovative design solutions, from branding to packaging, retailing and animation. He loves simple and clean design, great coffee, delicious cocktails, and taking long walks through his favorite video games.
Kathryn McAndrews, Marketing Consultant at Alurx, Inc., is responsible for managing consumer engagement, SMS, brand activations, and digital marketing. Kathryn brings 12 years of professional experience in the beauty and wellness industry in New York, San Francisco and Sydney, Australia, with brands such as The Estée Lauder Companies, Amorepacific and Perricone MD, but her enthusiasm for both spans her lifetime. Kathryn credits her boundless energy and overall demeanor with her consistent workout routine including boxing and skiing, and her extensive supplement routine, a habit that has greatly benefited from her joining the team at Alurx.
Kathryn joined Alurx in 2021 after learning about the opportunity from Virginie, her mentor, and meeting with the Founder, Julia Stewart, whose passion and forward thinking inspired her to take the next steps in her own wellness journey both figuratively and professionally.
Kathryn received a B.A. from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, with a double major in Global Studies and Fine Arts. She loves skiing, historical fiction, live music, spontaneity, her giant goldendoodle Charley, and her wonderful friends and family around the globe.