Dawn lived in NJ and PA growing up. She was raised Presbyterian but she and her husband, Eric attended Congregational churches in the Bay Area and Columbus, OH. They discovered the UU fellowship when they moved to San Luis Obispo in 2004.
Formerly the Retail Director at Hearst Castle, Dawn retired in 2020. She now has more time to devote to new culinary challenges, and house projects. In addition, she volunteers at the Botanical Gardens by serving on the retail committee to develop more varied products for the gift shop.
Dawn enjoys hiking with Eric and Cassie, the dog. Life is good, especially getting together with family and with daughters Kaitlin and Skylar and granddaughters, Thyri and Kiyo.