Dawn grew up and has lived in rural Huntington County all her life. She graduated from Huntington North High School in 1986, and earned her Associate Degree in Accounting from International Business College in Fort Wayne in 1987. She has worked in the accounting field at various car dealerships over the years and more recently for a production/manufacturing industry company.
She has been married to her husband, Robert, for over 22 years. They are the parents of a son, Ethan, and daughter, Danielle. They are also grandparents to a 5 year old grandson, Aiden. Dawn has attended Union Church her whole life.
Dawn enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching her daughter play golf for Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids.