Welcome to the Alvernia University alumni business directory. This space allows our alumni business owners to showcase their success to fellow Golden Wolves. If you would like to add your business to the list, please fill out this form.

Contact Alumni Office with any questions at 610-568-1530 or alumni@alvernia.edu.



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  Texture Curl Bar

Texture Curl Bar

Alumni: Jiolka Peralta '12
Address: 723 Penn Avenue, First Floor, West Reading
Website: texturecurlbar.com
Phone: 610-396-5189
Email: texturecurlbar@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok
Description: Texture Curl Bar is the first curly hair salon in Berks County. We specialize in curly hair services such as curly cuts, color services and curly hair styling/braids.

Clothing & Apparel

NewCo Brands

Alumni: Dave Emkey '07
Address: 3502 Mohegan Drive, Sinking Spring PA 19608
Website: newcobrands.com
Email: demkey@newcobrands.com
Description: NewCo Brands is the U.S. distributor of Ellesse Footwear and apparel for tennis and golf. 

Education & Coaching

Beginning Moments

Alumni: Samiyyah Hanible '08 MBA '20
Address: 897 Marcella St., Philadelphia PA 19124
Website: beginningmoments.online
Phone: 215-744-0753
Email: beginningmoments@yahoo.com
Social media: Instagram
Description: Beginning Moments is an early-learning childcare program. We service working and low income families. We are located in northeast Philadelphia.

Little Mates

Little Mates Child Development Center

Alumni: Kristy (Shaak) Huyett '98
Address: 3025 North Street, Morgantown PA 19543
Website: littlemates.com
Phone: 610-913-7137
Email: kristyLMCDC@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook
Description: Educational program for children ages 6 weeks through school age. Free Pre K Counts Program available for qualifying families. Three locations: Morgantown, Elverson, Honey Brook.



Alumni: Danielle Rosenzweig DPT '18
Address: 421 Merwyn Road, Merion Station PA 19066 (Virtual business)
Phone: 610-331-8606
Email: passtheptboards@gmail.com
Social media: Calendly, Facebook, Instagram
Description: "Helping PT students launch their careers!" PTutor provides customized mentoring and tutoring services to help you prepare for the NPTE, new grad navigation and the NCS! Virtual services include customized one on one tutoring, small group and bootcamps!

Food & Beverage
  Crimson House

The Crimson House

Alumni: Maureen Challenger '87 M.Ed. '02
Address: 118 North Centre Street, Pottsville PA 17901
Website: thecrimsonhouse.net
Phone: 570-728-2512
Email: maureen.crimson.house@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram
Description: Indulgent appetizers. Savory Entrees. Tantalizing cocktails! Plus, a sports bar next door. Moonshine tasting lounge upstairs. And, an arcade for the kids! 
Alvernia discount: 5% for students, alumni and faculty with ID from Monday through Thursday.

  Crimson House


Alumni: Amy Richenaker '00
Address: 85 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401
Website: hettaglogg.com
Phone: 201-390-8421
Email: kevin@hettaglogg.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram
Description: We are a family owned and operated business. We make a traditional Norwegian mulled wine called Hetta. It is delicious warmed up for the holiday season, cold weather activities, or just cuddling up by the fire. There are many ways to enjoy Hetta all year, but the heart of season is now.

  Crimson House

Mimmo's Restaurant

Alumni: Michele Brutto '16 MBA '18
Address: 290 Morgantown Road, Reading PA 19611
Website: mimmos.org
Phone: 610-373-2800
Email: mimmos1997@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook
Description: Since 1997, Mimmo's has been family owned & operated while serving Berks County authentic Italian cuisine. Located just a few blocks from Alvernia University. 

Crimson House

Nonno Alby's

Alumni: Massimo Grande '07
Address: 701 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
Website: nonnoalbyswoodfire.com
Phone: 610-376-1011
Email: info@nonnoalbyswoodfire.com
Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Instagram
Description: West Reading's first wood-oven Neapolitan restaurant has become a popular eatery known for its gourmet-style dishes —personal pizzas, burgers and wood-oven-fired wings — that incorporate high-quality ingredients like fresh mozzarella made on-site, prosciutto, sopressata and imported olives and cheeses. 
Alvernia discount: 10%.



Wingmans Food Truck

Alumni: Kathleen Frick '00
Phone: 484-794-0717
Email: wingmansjk@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram
Description: Based in Reading, we are a unique food truck that specializes in traditional bone-in chicken wings with more than 20 rotating flavors. Other unique menu items added seasonally, but our Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich has become a fan favorite!

Health, Wellness & Self-Care
  Active Body Clear Mind

Active Body Clear Mind

Alumni: Samantha Murray '21
Address: Reading, Allentown and Morris County N.J. areas, Reading PA 19607
Website: activebodyclearmind.net
Phone: 973-955-7267
Email: sammurrayfit@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok
Description: I offer personal training, strength and conditioning, and mobility programs both online and in person. I train all ages whether this is your first time training or you have been training for years. 
Alvernia discount: $10.


ARCpoint Labs of Reading, PA

Alumni: Annmarie Dallao '95
Address: 2208 Quarry Drive, Suite 207 Reading PA 19609Reading, Allentown and Morris County N.J. areas, Reading PA 19607
Website: arcpointlabs.com/reading
Phone: 484-926-2505
Email: asdallao@arcpointlabs.com
Social media: Facebook
Description: Accurate, Reliable & Confidential testing solutions in Berks County & Beyond. ARCpoint Labs of Reading is a full-service national third-party provider/administrator offering Drug, Alcohol & DNA Testing & Background Screenings. 
Alvernia discount: Discount for students as well as nonprofit organizations.

Irie Wellness

Irie Wellness

Alumni: Roger Lavine '04 MBA '08
Address: 697 Reading Ave., West Reading PA 19611
Website: myiriewellness.com
Phone: 484-938-8682
Email: roger@myiriewellness.com
Social media: Instagram
Description: Private practice specializing in Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorders, Life Coaching, and LPC Licensure Supervision. We serve individuals and couples by providing therapy, guidance, and support in a caring non-judgmental environment. 

You Matter

The You Matter Movement

Alumni: Max Horn '21 MBA '23
Website: www.mentalhealth-movement.com
Phone: 954-687-5254
Email: info@mentalhealth-movement.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok
Description: The movement aims to break mental health stigmas, focusing on college-aged students through education, resources, and community. Mental Health affects all of us, but the numbers of support for consoling services for college students have grown tremendously over the years. Creating a movement that will provide them with peer-to-peer connections, resources, and a community that will bring them together to show that they are not alone. 

Nonprofit & Charitable Services

A More Excellent Way, Inc

Alumni: Kathleen Dixon '15 MBA '17
Address: 2001 W. Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia PA 19132
Website: amew.org
Phone: 215-226-7600
Email: amewinc@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook
Description: Our program is helping people to adjust & maintain their lives as they re-enter society. We provide rehabilitation, counseling, group therapy & housing opportunities. 

Awake Milwaukee

Alumni: Jerri von den Bosch '17
Address: PO Box 250270, Milwaukee WI 53225
Website: awakemilwaukee.org
Phone: 414-501-3884
Email: connect@awakemilwaukee.org
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter
Description: Our mission is to awaken our community to the full reality of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and work for transformation and healing in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and beyond. 

Unending Promise

Unending Promise

Alumni: Lucinda Schaeffer M.Ed. '05
Address: PO Box 2362 Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Website: unendingpromise.org
Phone: 484-955-2747
Email: LSchaeffer@unendingpromise.org
Social media: Facebook
Description: We support individuals with autism and the people who love them. Our primary age range is 14 and older. We provide social activities, information, and learning opportunities in the Berks County area for little to no cost to our members. 

Professional Services

Access Purpose

Access Purpose

Alumni: Vance Cooper Ph.D. '22
Address: 1500 Chestnut St., Suite 2 (Box 1853), Philadelphia PA 19102
Website: accesspurpose.com
Phone: 267-315-8155
Email: v.cooper@accesspurpose.com
Social media: Instagram
Description: We provide marketing, branding and personal development services. Our mission is to help clients self-assess to execute on their goals without compromising on their natural strengths and preferences. 

Allen Consulting

Allen Consulting & Research, LLC

Alumni: Denise Allen '79
Website: allenconsultantmichigan.com
Phone: 586-506-4082
Email: dssa357@sbcglobal.net
Social media: Instagram
Description: We work with criminal justice organizations, faith-based groups, and public and private sector programs to help create positive outcomes for justice-involved men, women, and youth. 

Bill Engler Painting, LLC

Alumni: Bill Engler '97
Address: 1122 Meade St., Reading PA 19611
Website: billenglerpainting.com
Phone: 484-256-8645
Email: engler_b@yahoo.com
Description: Professional painting contractor.

BoomCloud Consulting

BoomCloud Consulting

Alumni: Tim Walters '09
Address: 87 Arbor Road, Churchville PA 18966
Website: boomcloudllc.com
Phone: 215-714-9970
Email: twalters@boomcloudllc.com
Description: BloomCloud Consulting provides outsourced sales services including activities and deliverables that typically align with a director of sales, sales manager, channel/partner manager, as well as salesperson activities. Giving their clients a cost-effective option to grow the sales functions of their business without sacrificing the benefits of a full-time sales team. 
Alvernia discount: 10%.

E.M.T. Lawn Patrol

E.M.T. Lawn Patrol

Alumni: Elliot Towles '10
Address: PO Box 367, Gilbertsville PA 19525
Website: emtlawnpatrol.com
Phone: 610-451-2455
Email: emt_lawnpatrol_ll@yahoo.com
Social media: Facebook
Description: Fully insured landscaping company providing services which include landscape design, mowing, mulching, planting, cleanups, land clearing, snow removal, ice management, and more!
Alvernia discount: 10% off first service.

Illuminate Strategies

Illuminate Strategies, LLC

Alumni: Nancy (Nina) Bohn MBA '13
Address: Schuylkill Haven PA 17972 (Virtual business)
Website: illuminatestrategies.com
Phone: 610-914-9292
Email: nbohn@illuminatestrategies.com
Social media: Instagram
Description: Nina Bohn delivers executive level knowledge and experience for small to mid-sized companies in the foundational areas of a business, such as finance, accounting, human resources, and banking. Nina is a part-time CFO for hire. 

Kuter Law Group, P.A.

Alumni: James Kuter '79
Address: 1275 8461 Lake Worth Rd., Suite 241 Lake Worth FL 33467
Phone: 561-839-1908
Email: kuterlaw@gmail.com
Social media: Instagram
Description: General practice law firm. 
Alvernia discount: 25%.

MidAtlantic CPA

MidAtlantic CPA & Valuation Services

Alumni: Paul Amenta '80
Address: 3390 Saw Mill Drive, Macungie PA 18062
Website: midatlantic.cpa
Phone: 484-339-2950
Email: pamenta@midatlantic.cpa
Social media: Instagram
Description: Perform valuation and forensic accounting analyses on asset valuation and litigation support engagements. Review and summarize client legal documents. Provide accounting, bookkeeping, business advisory, and tax services to small business start-ups, reorganizations and terminations. 
Alvernia discount: 10%.

Mota-Gils Mobile Notary

Mota-Gils Mobile Notary

Alumni: Victor Mota-Gil '16 MA '20
Website: motagilmobilenotary.com
Phone: 484-706-9336
Email: vicmo_25@hotmail.com
Social media: Facebook
Description: "Instead of customers having to go out of their way to go to a notaries office and having to wait until they are attended, a notary comes to them. Customers can arrange to have me meet them at their home, work, restaurant, public parking lot, etc., I can meet them anywhere at a time of their choosing to get their documents notarized. I also speak Spanish." 
Alvernia discount: 15%.

Travel, Leisure & Entertainment

Krysta Travels

Alumni: Krysta Sensbach-Gassert '06 M.Ed. '08
Address: 1075 Detwiler Drive, York PA 17404
Website: linktr.ee/ksensbach
Phone: 609-284-4172
Email: krystatravels@gmail.com
Social media: Instagram
Description: Smart moms travel agent ready to make your travel dreams come true. I am a platinum earmarked authorized vacation planner through Disney but can plan travel almost anywhere you want to go! My services are free to you because the destination pays me!

Roots Knitting

Roots Knitting Academy

Alumni: Brianna Whitton '15
Website: rootsknitting.com
Phone: 586-506-4082
Email: info.rootsknitting@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram
Description: Our mission at Roots Knitting Academy is to provide a curriculum-based approach to knitting and crochet instruction for every skill-level and style of learner to ensure that you meet your individual goals. Women-owned and operated, Roots Knitting Academy founders, Brianna & Natalie, met at age 8 while attending a children’s knitting event at their local knitting shop! 17 years of friendship and 10 years of teaching experience later, they decided to take their knitting journey to the next step! Seeing a need in the fiber arts community for more accessible and effective learning of knit and crochet in the midst a global pandemic, two life-long friends came together to spread their knowledge of their craft.

Turn Back in Time

A Turn Back in Time Bed and Breakfast

Alumni: Tammy Hughes '06 MSN '12
Address: 409 Main St., Oley PA 19547
Phone: 484-335-0909
Email: aturnbackintime@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram
Description: Escape to the warmth, hospitality and good cheer of A Turn Back in Time Bed and Breakfast. Our 1861 Federal style house is your home away from home, without all the fuss. Sit back and relax. We stand behind the quality of our accommodation and will do everything we can to make your stay a satisfying experience.
Discount: 5% with Alvernia alumni card.

Tucked Away

Alumni: Jessica Morrow (Stewart) '07
Address: 28-15 Calabash Boom, Coral Bay St. John 00830
Website: www.vrbo.com
Phone: 610-413-9494
Email: tuckedawaystjvi@yahoo.com
Social media: Facebook
Description: “Tucked Away” is a secluded Villa owned and operated by Jessica Morrow and her husband Jason. “TA”is located in the hills of Calabash Boom, St. John, USVI, with amazing views of Coral Harbor, Hurricane Hole and the BVI’s, visible from the deck and any room in the home. Jessica and her husband welcome you to their “home” in the Virgin Islands with hope you enjoy your stay and love “Tucked Away” as much as they do!


All Abilities

All Abilities Fitness Center, LLC

Alumni: Tara Simmons '16 MA '18
Address: 3933 Perkiomen Avenue, Suite C, Reading PA 19606
Website: allabilitiesfitnesscenter.com
Phone: 484-769-6967
Email: allabilitiesfitnesscenter@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram
Industry: Inclusive Fitness
Description: The Mission of All Abilities Fitness Center, LLC is to provide a safe and inclusive environment for those with any disability to feel comfortable and empowered to improve physical fitness, social bonds, and fulfill sensory needs in a non-judgmental secure setting. 

April Cunningham Photography

April Cunningham Photography

Alumni: April Cunningham '04
Address: 1006 Eddystone Court, Reading PA 19605
Website: aprilcunninghamphotos.com
Phone: 610-780-1100
Email: aprilcphotos@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram
Industry: Photography
Description: I own a full-service, professional portrait photography studio in Reading, PA. I specialize in maternity, newborn, milestone, and family portraiture. 

Berks Weekly

Berks Weekly

Alumni: Jason Hugg '12
Address: 237 Court Street #312, Reading PA 19601
Website: berksweekly.com
Phone: 484-525-0703
Email: news@berksweekly.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok
Industry: News
Description: Berks Weekly is a digital newspaper covering the latest regional news and headlines in the City of Reading and Berks County, PA. 

Carters Cove Antiques

Alumni: Theresa Lee Jackson '91
Address: 116 S. Waverley St., Staunton VA 24401
Phone: 804-241-6357
Email: ccoveantiques@gmail.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram
Industry: Retail
Description: Buy and sell antique items specializing pre-1860 glass, ceramics and stoneware. We sell primarily at shows in the Mid-Atlantic and New England. 
Alvernia discount: 10%.

Cast Rite Metal Co.

Alumni: Christopher deGruchy '93 MBA '05
Address: 101 Fairview Chapel Road, Birdsboro PA 19508
Website: castritemetal.com
Phone: 610-582-1300
Email: chris@castritemetal.com
Industry: Manufacturing
Description: An Aluminum sand casting foundry that makes custom products for a variety of OEM customers. 

Empire FC

Chicago Empire FC

Alumni: Matthew Tunis '13
Address: 700 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook IL 60523
Website: chicagoempirefc.com
Phone: 732-278-9703
Email: mtunis@chicagoempirefc.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Industry: Sports/Facility Management
Description: Chicago Empire FC is a competitive youth soccer club made up of over 750 full-year soccer players from ages 3 through 19. We have a full-time coaching staff and a full office onsite at our 21 acre all grass facility called the polo fields. Empire also hosts one of Illinois largest tournaments called the Puma Generations Cup, which hosts 300 teams from all over the country. 
Alvernia discount: Yes.

Empowered Life and Wellness, LLC

Alumni: Eleanor Reiter '03
Address: 1275 Glenlivet Drive, Suite 100-524, Allentown PA 18106
Website: empoweredlifeandwellnessllc.com
Phone: 610-944-4327
Email: info@empoweredlifeandwellnessllc.com
Social media: Facebook
Industry: Counseling/Therapy
Description: Empowered Life and Wellness, LLC is dedicated to working with couples, families, and individuals striving to live a life of hope, resiliency, strength, and empowerment. 

I Sit, They Stay

I Sit, They Stay, LLC

Alumni: Shiena Powelson '01
Address: 1184 St. Peters Road, Pottstown PA 19465
Website: chicagoempirefc.com
Phone: 610-970-7079
Email: mtunis@chicagoempirefc.com
Social media: Facebook
Industry: Pet Sitting Service
Description: 20+ year established pet sitting business servicing the Pottstown area. We take care of all animals & offer a variety of services including daily visits, vacations and overnights. 

K9 Connection

Alumni: Erika Boone '11
Address: 2310 Colston Drive, Silver Spring MD 20910
Website: k9connection.xyz
Phone: 610-970-7079
Email: erika@k9connection.xyz
Social media: Facebook
Industry: Pet care and training
Description: Pet sitting, dog walking and training business serving northwest Washington, D.C., and southern Montgomery County. 
Alvernia discount: 10%.

Outdoor Shine

Outdoor Shine, LLC

Alumni: Nicole Kauffman-Jacoby '13
Address: 305 W. Bellevue Ave., Reading PA 19605
Phone: 610-823-8369
Email: outdoorshine@yahoo.com
Social media: Facebook
Industry: Pressure washing
Description: Outdoor pressure washing services for residential and business properties. 
Alvernia discount: 20%.

Swartz's Roadside Stand

Swartz's Roadside Stand

Alumni: Dennis Swartz '17
Address: 1641 Alleghenyville Road, Mohnton PA 19540
Website: swartzroadsidestand.com
Phone: 610-790-5339
Email: swartzsroadsidestand@gmail.com
Social media: Instagram
Industry: Agriculture
Description: Swartzs Roadside Stand is a local farm in Mohnton that provides fresh non-GMO eggs and produce. We do a lot of agritourism events: Baby Goat Yoga, sheep walks, rent a chick, farm tours and more.