Natalie first started as a flight attendant when ExpressJet was Continental Express in 1999. She has a background in teaching and the medical field. She earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in Organizational Leadership and one in Psychology and Counseling. Being a flight attendant continues to be her dream job.
Natalie, since she was young, has had a heart for humanitarian work. She has led teams and been a part of relief efforts for natural disasters, medical missions, and other needs across the globe. Seeing the world has given her a broader perspective that people are more similar than they are different.
She was born in San Francisco, California and moved to New Jersey twenty years ago for the airlines. She is married with four children. It is her hope as President to continue to learn and grow and be the best representative for her fellow flight attendants.
Danielle has been a Flight Attendant with CommutAir since 2017 and a active union member since then as well. She has a degree in Psychology. She has a passion for customer service, and is very excited at the opportunity to be a grievance rep to support her fellow flight attendants. She is also a Trustee on the Executive Board. Danielle lives in Chicago, but is Newark based. She has lived in Cambridge, England, and went to school in Valparaiso, IN.
Prior to her career in aviation, Danielle worked in Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Retail, and Marketing & Events. Danielle loves every aspect of being a flight attendant and says this is the best job she’s ever had.
She has a passion for aviation and travel. Her other passions include fitness, cooking, music and spending time with her 11 amazing nieces and nephews”
Contact the E-Board
Natalie Dawkins, President
Trish Clarke, Vice President
Darci McLaren Secretary/Treasurer
Lisa Ferm, Recording Secretary
Lora Berntsen, Conductor/Sentinel
Sandra Hinojosa, Trustee
Danielle Pearce, Trustee
Banetta Jones, Trustee
Kim Schlageter, Communicator/Webmaster
Sima Spitzer, Educator
Debby Tucker, Auditor
Diane Rapp, Auditor