Dawn was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, the youngest of 9 children. Being an Air Force brat, Dawn had the opportunity to live all over but calls Kansas City, MO her hometown. This is where her dad brought the family after retiring from the service, where her parents and many family members still live, and where she met her husband, Dwayne, whose career path has also given her the ability to live in a variety of places and brought them to Tuscaloosa in 2012.
Dawn's first career choice was cosmetology and after several years in the field started her journey in various office support positions, and then pursued a business degree at Metropolitan-Maple Woods College. She brings almost 20 years of office administration experience to the Chesapeake family.
Dawn has teenage twin boys who keep her busy with school activities, jobs, sports, and is also mom to a Blue Heeler and a rescued Chiweenie. She enjoys playing Words with her family and friends, watching and reading suspense thrillers, DIY projects with her husband, gardening, camping, and hiking.