Introducing Council 19’s Newest Committee Chairpersons!
We would like to take this opportunity and welcome three new Committee Chairpersons to Council 19…..
Erik Velez – Council 19 LEC Scheduling Chairperson
Erik started his career with Alaska Airlines in 2004 as a CSA in LAX, later transferring to SNA as a Lead CSA. After meeting Nick, his now husband, he moved to Seattle and transferred to Crew Scheduling in 2007, where he worked for 4.5 years. While in Scheduling, he got his feet wet with union involvement and became a shop steward for the IAM Union. As an IAM shop steward he helped his fellow brothers and sisters feel fairly represented and filed grievances as needed.
In 2011 he made the jump to the Flight Attendant position. As soon as Erik completed his probationary period he joined the Seattle Reserve Committee, later becoming the LEC Reserve Chairperson.
Recently, Erik and his husband Nick bought a house in Fife where they live together along with their 13 year old cat Trouble and 9 year old dog Scooby. When not working, he enjoys working in the yard, baking and spending time with his family!
Eriks background in scheduling is going to make him a huge asset to the Scheduling Committee and we are excited to have him!
Dena Heath – Council 19 LEC Uniform Committee Chairperson
Dena started her career with Alaska Airlines as a Flight Attendant almost 3 years ago.
Prior to coming to Alaska Airlines she spent 15 years in Retail Management and holds her degree in Visual Communications from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Dena is excited to represent and be a voice for our Flight Attendant group in obtaining a uniform that fits the new brand vision while still being fashionable, functional and something we are proud to wear!
Dena lives in Kennydale with her boyfriend of 5 years and their 4 year old Australian Shepard Brody (who is so spoiled he thinks he is a person).
Carole Babcock – Council 19 LEC Reserve Chairperson
Carole has been a Flight Attendant for Alaska Airlines for 10.5 years, however has worked for Alaska for years longer in many different roles. She has been doing AFA work for almost the entire time here as a Flight Attendant with roles on the Reserve Committee as well as with Professional Standards and EAP.
Carole is very passionate about her AFA work and helping both long time and new Flight Attendants be successful in their jobs. When not at work she loves spending time with her family and loved ones.