About The Founder

Katherine Alston is passionate about using nutrition to improve the well-being of everyone around her.

Kathy Alston

“I’ve always had a passion for health and wellness,” said Kathy Alston. “My inspiration stems from being a mother/wife and my concern about the food I was feeding my family.”

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Katherine Alston grew up in Neptune, NJ and graduated from Neptune High School in 1980. She graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 with a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and Columbia University in 1986 with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering majoring in robotics and control theory.

She later graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 2004 with a master’s degree in computer science. She was a credentialed project management professional since 2007. Alston’s career field was aerospace and defense where she worked for large firms such as Boeing, Northrop, and Lockheed as well as small research and development firms. She has held the following positions: design engineer, project lead, project manager and general manager.

Kathy Alston

Alston has decades of experience leading aerospace and defense engineering teams in the development and integration of software and hardware projects for manned and unmanned aerial systems. Her work has supported Space Station, Delta IV, F-18, F-35, B-1, B-2, and Space Launch System (Mission to Mars).

Ok, so this is one smart cookie-of-a-woman—I think that we can trust her with our health.

“My father and grandfather both died at the age of 57 from diabetes and other health related issues,” said Alston. “My mother died at the age of 67 from diabetes and the resulting congestive heart failure.

Several relatives have also died prematurely from diabetes and other illnesses. I dedicate my life to combating poor health, premature aging, and premature death

An avid fitness guru, Alston has spent the past 30 years studying nutrition and healthy eating in order to improve her well-being and the well-being of those around her. Now an entrepreneur and founder, she retired from corporate America in March 2018 to pursue her passion and establish Katheral Wellness and Kathy’s Kitchen. 

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