This interview is with a mom who is a big inspiration to a lot of us on the peninsula. Erin Paruszewski is a wife, mother of two girls (ages 3 and 6), and the owner of Alkalign Studios, a fitness and health company with two studios in the Bay Area and two in Irvine and Grand Rapids.
Erin, please tell us a little bit more about yourself.
I am one of four kids and grew up in a small town in Upstate NY. I always dreamed about living in California and moved out to SF two weeks after graduating from Georgetown to start my investment banking job. I then moved into corporate finance at a healthcare company which, over time, led me to Six Sigma consulting and eventually Product Development. Eight years into my career (which felt like dog years I was working so many hours) I was depleted and uninspired. I wanted a career where I could combine my passion for health and wellness with my profession. Recently married and wanting to start a family, we decided to move from the city to Menlo Park to pursue my dream of owning a studio.
What good books have you read recently?
How to Raise and Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims.
(This piece was originally posted on January 24th, 2017 on San Francisco Mom’s Blog)