Raised in Stamford, CT., Dawn attended college at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, studying Art and English. After college Dawn moved to the DC area living in Virginia and Maryland for the next 18 years. Before becoming a full time Mom, Dawn spent 8 years working for Eastern Business Machines as a Technical Writer in Greenbelt, MD.
Dawn and her family moved to Rhode Island in 1995. She is married and has one son and two daughters. She and her husband Dave are also blessed with one grandson and three granddaughters.