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Mark Diefenbach


Mark Diefenbach brings over a decade of dedicated service to the aviation industry, making him a valuable asset to Local Lodge 2339N. With 11 years of experience at CommuteAir, Mark has been a steadfast advocate for the rights and well-being of his fellow flight attendants from the early days of his flying career.Mark’s commitment to the union and his colleagues is evident through his active involvement in various crucial committees, including negotiations, scheduling, grievance, and safety. His expertise in these areas has contributed significantly to the betterment of working conditions and benefits for the members of Local Lodge 2339N. In addition to his committee work, Mark has served as a Local Lodge Trustee and Conductor Sentinel, demonstrating his dedication to upholding the values and principles of the union. His passion for continuous improvement has led him to attend numerous training classes at the W3 Center, where he has gained invaluable knowledge to further support the interests of the membership. Beyond his union involvement, Mark’s love for travel and extensive knowledge of the travel industry have led him to a parallel career as a travel agent. He takes pride in helping others plan their dream vacations, showcasing his commitment to enhancing the lives of those around him. As the newly appointed Vice President of Local Lodge 2339N, Mark is poised to continue his unwavering dedication to the welfare of his fellow FA’s, ensuring that their voices are heard, their rights protected, and their aspirations realized.

Recording Secretary
Kayla Felix


Kayla started her journey as a flight attendant at CommuteAir in 2019. She has worked in a few departments with the company but has became very active with the union. She is currently based in IAH. She previously lived in NJ for 5 years but resides in Houston, TX where we was born and raised. Prior to  working in aviation, Kayla worked in Event Management as well as other Hospitality Management roles. She has been a licensed Cosmetologist since 2012 and has always loved the beaeuty industry. She loves spending time with her family and her dog. 




Kristine has been a flight attendant for CommuteAir since 2019. She has a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton University. Prior to being a flight attendant, Kristine was a preschool teacher. When she is not out flying out flying the line, she enjoys cooking, going to concerts and spending time with her friends and animals.

Teresa Schmidt


Teresa has been with CommuteAir since August 2023 and is happy to have the chance to follow her dream. Before C5, she was an ops agent with Southwest Airlines. She spent 7 years as a CSM at Walmart, and 17 years in law enforcement as a records tech at the Kitsap County Sheriff's office in Washington State. She ended her career as an administrative assistant for two Colorado State Patrol offices in the Denver metro area. Teresa made her move to Houston when she became an FA with her 2 dogs and 2 cats. She has 2 grown children in Houston and Pueblo, Colorado. She enjoys spending her time with them, traveling to new places, concerts, Broadway shows, and tasting different foods. She's excited to be able to help her co-workers for the betterment of the group.

Vice President
Yessenia  Hernandez


Yessenia has been working as a Flight attendant since 2018. Prior to her carreer in aviation she worked in Human Resorces at a  staffing agency for 9 years. She loves to travel new places and works as a photographer in her spare time. Yessenia grew up and went to College ini Puerto Rico but is a New Jersey native. She is an avid dancer and enjoys spending time with her family back home.

Secretary Treasurer
Sara Martin


Sara has been a flight attendant with CommuteAir since 2021 ad is very excited to serve as the new Secretary Treasurer. She earned a Multidisciplinary Studies degree from West Virginia University in 2019 and worked as a branch banker until becoming apart of the aviation industry. Sara lives in West Virginia and is based In IAD. She has always had a passion for the indusdustry and truly loves her job. Outside of  aviation, Sara enjoys reading and going to concerts.



Sue-Ann has been apart of the aviation industry since 2006. She is a former gate agent and began her career as a flight attendant in 2018. Prior to being in aviation, she worked as a Medical Assistant. She has one daughter who is currently in college.  Sue-Ann is originally from Trinidad, lived in New York and after commuting for over a year she now resides in Houston. She is super social and is an avid foodie! 

Payton Edgell


Payton has been apart of the aviation industry as a Flight Attendant since 2023. Prior to joining the aviation industry he was a guest relations specialist in the retail industry while also working in real estate doing marketing. Payton is originally from Montana and has relocated to Houston TX where he is based at IAH. He is very social and enjoys traveling, attending concerts, and cooking in his spare time.





Mark Diefenbach - President


Yessenia Hernandez - Vice President

Kayla Felix - Recording Secretary

Sara Martin - Secretary Treasurer

Kristine Schumacher - Conductor Sentinel

Sue-Ann Broomes - Trustee


Payton Edgell - Trustee

Teresa Schmidt - Trustee


Jesse Wilson - General Chair


Gary Naylor - Grand Lodge Representative

Mailing Address:

P.O BOX 446
Humble, TX 77347
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