Employee Spotlight: Danielle Skowronski
Meet Danielle, May’s Employee Spotlight feature!
This special Military Appreciation Month Employee Spotlight highlights our very own military spouse, Danielle, who also serves as First Nation Group’s Senior Tax Specialist.
Outside of work, Danielle might be found traveling with her family. Whether she’s managing state tax requirements or keeping the homefront grounded, she’s a loyal and creative colleague and a welcome addition to the First Nation Group team.
Learn more about Danielle below:
What is your most memorable trip or vacation?
I honestly don’t know that I can pick one trip, but my husband is active-duty military, and we were lucky enough to be stationed overseas. While we hadn’t requested to be overseas, it was a great experience. We were able to visit 13 different countries in the three years we were stationed there. It was amazing to experience different cultures and be able to be in another country within a few hours! I can’t think of a location we visited that I didn’t want to visit again, plus there are so many places we didn’t make it to.
Do you have a charity that is near and dear to your heart? Who and why?
Intrepid Spirit Centers (Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund). I have a lot of military family and friends. I’ve seen firsthand the way the Intrepid Spirit Centers can help our service members. I feel like there are a lot of organizations that focus on the mental health of our Veterans, which is amazing, but I love that this one focuses on our active-duty military personnel as well. In addition, we’re active with TACP (Tactical Air Control Party) – an extremely proud group, and they do a great job of looking after one another through the TACP Foundation, supporting the USAF TACP community.
The best advice you’d give a new military spouse entering the workforce:
Just keep trying! As a military spouse trying to find a job can be absolutely disheartening! It’s sad how many employers will shy away from hiring you, even without you telling them, they know by the gaps and moves in your resume. Eventually you will find the right people/company that will fight for you!
What do you love most about First Nation Group?
The culture. The feeling that I am working where it makes a difference, not just for the company, but for the community. I have never worked somewhere where so many are eager to give back what they can.
What is a standout memory from working at First Nation Group?
I was selected to volunteer at the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat last year and it was an amazing experience. It’s wonderful to work for a company that not only supports volunteerism, but also fosters it.
What are three words you would use to describe First Nation Group?
Caring, driven, and supportive.