Dawn grew up in the Sudbury/Espanola area. She graduated from Canadore and Cambrian College with degrees in Legal Secretary and Executive Assistant. She has been employed as secretary/treasurer at Espanola United Church for six years, and has been the lay representative to Presbytery for four years. She completed the LLWL course led by Rev. Kathleen McCallum 2013-2015. Dawn serves Espanola and Manitoulin Island when requested for Sunday services.