The Au Pair USA Local Coordinator for San Francisco and Richmond, California is Alissa Mahoney.
I am proud to be the Local Coordinator for the San Francisco Area. I have lived in the Bay Area for most of my life. I currently live in Richmond with my wife, Angella. I believe in the value of cultural exchange programs. Having participated in an exchange program as a student, I know firsthand how it was a great way to see how my German family lived and share with them a bit of my American culture. That experience has shaped the way I travel as an adult. When traveling, I strive to live as locally as I can.
For the past 10 years, I have been working with families and students to help meet their academic needs at Sylvan Learning Center. I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of families help their child gain academic success and self-confidence. Each of my students and families is different, with different goals, and with those differences I create personal learning plans to achieve maximum success.
I love being outdoors - walking, running and hiking. I make it a priority to run 3 to 5 races each year around the Bay Area. I have just started taking yoga. I leave class feeling refreshed and reenergized. If I am not outside, I am probably in my kitchen baking pies or cookies. My sister and I are considering starting a pie business.
As the Local Coordinator, I can take my years of experience working with families to help them find the best au pair for their family. Having an au pair is a unique experience for everyone. We have the opportunity to show au pairs how wonderful the San Francisco Bay Area is while giving them the opportunity to be a part of your family and to share in your cultural and family traditions while learning about your au pair's family and traditions back home.