The Downtown Somerville Alliance is the district management corporation for downtown Somerville – one of New Jersey’s premiere downtowns. The district has become known for its colorful dining scene, flourishing retail, and up and coming arts and culture scene.
As the executive director of this 501C3, Natalie promotes balanced and progressive economic development and leverages the art of creating experiences that continue to bring a new and diverse population to Somerville. She also oversees infrastructure and beautification projects and works with historians and environmentalists alike to maintain and promote the historic charm that is unique to the district.
When she’s not in Somerville, Natalie serves as an adjunct instructor in the School of Communication, Media, and Journalism at Kean University where she teaches Public Relations, Public Speaking and Business and Professional Communication. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Safe + Sound Somerset, and Downtown New Jersey; is a liaison to Arts on Division – an arts advocacy organization focused on advancing arts initiatives Somerville; and is a Commissioner on the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission. She is also one of the recipients of the Somerset County Business Partnership’s inaugural 40 under 40 award.