Raised in the airline industry, Caitlin Hunter’s no stranger to helping make a passenger’s travel day fly by smoothly. She joined her mom at SkyWest Airlines in 2005, doing anything and everything that was needed.
“You name it, I’ve done it. Working the ticket counter. Loading bags. Pushing the airplane out. Being a gate agent. I’ve done everything but fly the airplane,” Caitlin explained in a break between customer service calls.
Five years ago, she joined the Kenmore Air family as a Seasonal Customer Service Agent. “Kenmore is a great place to work. I absolutely love it here,” she said. A people person through and through, Caitlin’s upbeat attitude made her a perfect fit for working with customers and she was quickly hired on year-round at the Lake Union seaplane terminal.
In 2017, Caitlin was promoted to her current position, Supervisor at Boeing Field. Still a customer-facing position, you’ll often find her at check-in. And, keep a lookout for her trusty four-legged companion, Dahlia.
The cute and cuddly corgi is just five months old this October and has taken quickly to airline life. “Being a dog-friendly airline is incredible,” said Caitlin. “It’s really special to be able to bring our pups to work and to meet our passengers’ dogs. Kenmore’s really unique in that way.”
In addition to check-in, taking reservation calls, and loading bags, Caitlin also assists her manager as needed with tasks like scheduling and hiring. “As a small, family-owned airline everyone does a little bit of everything,” she said.
An avid reader and a new gardening enthusiast, Caitlin also loves to spend time with her wife, Cynthia, their daughter Cadence, and their other fur baby Luna. Movie nights are a cherished tradition in the Hunter family, with a special emphasis on Disney classics. “We often share the originals with Cadence first and then the remakes. It always makes me so proud when she likes the originals best,” Caitlin shared.
Quick Facts About Caitlin
- Occupation: Boeing Field Supervisor
- Age: 33
- Birthplace: Germany
- Grew up in: Lakewood, Wash.
- Current Residence: Kent, Wash.
- Years Working for Kenmore: 5
- First Job at Kenmore: Seasonal Customer Service Agent at Lake Union
Question: What’s your favorite thing to do in Seattle?
Go to Pike Street and get fresh flowers from the market. It doesn’t matter what season it is, they’re always beautiful. I’ll often buy three or four bouquets. They just bring me so much joy.