OUR CORE VALUES
There is something magical that happens when you witness your child discover a new joy.
They light up, your heart swells, and somehow the world slows down just enough for you to feel like all the late nights, tears (both yours and theirs), and fear of the unknown were worth it for moments like this. Moments where you feel pride for having found something they love. Moments where you feel more youthful as you suddenly see the world again through the eyes of a child.
These moments are why we created Pearachute.
But Pearachute is not just about the bond between children and the people who care for them. We are also here to strengthen local businesses, founded by entrepreneurs who took their passions and created opportunities to teach and share with a new generation of young people. By working closely with our partners, we help identify new ways to engage with their neighbors and expand their already successful
WHY WE EXIST
Brittany is the proud mom of Milly, a chatty, adventurous toddler, and Dean, a new little guy. Both kids love wearing their Pearachute t-shirts around town and dropping into classes. Previously, Brittany consulted high-growth startups, launched the online in-kind donation marketplace, Zealous Good, and started her career consulting with Bain & Company. She's a graduate of Northwestern University and an active board member of the school's Industrial Engineering department.
Brittany Martin Graunke
MEET THE TEAM
We all know the saying that it takes a village to raise a child, but we also thing it takes a village to build Pearachute. We need to do the work that is expected of us, but it's also necessary to step up and help others when they need us. Within our team, that means no job is too large or too small. With our partners, that means we need to be there for you when you lose an instructor or registrations are too low to justify a class. With our members, our hope is to be a there for you when things go wrong, but more importantly that we empower you to be a community that actively and empathetically engages with other members and our partners in a way that is supportive and impactful.
Desiree Vargas Wrigley