Dawn earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law and Compliance from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law and a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in sociology and justice studies from Arizona State University. A Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, she oversees Sales, Marketing and Health Care ​at The Garlands, which includes Prairieview at The Garlands assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and The Garlands Homecare Solutions.

Prior to coming to The Garlands, Dawn worked in sales and marketing for Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Coca-Cola Enterprises where she negotiated and secured long term, exclusive contracts within the education channel.