Dawn has over 30 years experience in the field of social work, primarily focusing in the field of education where she served her last 8 years before joining Spring Green as a School Counselor and a Dean. Dawn currently holds a Bachelors Degree from UT in Social Work and a Masters in General Studies of Human Behavior through Capella University. Dawn is the mother of Justin, who lost his life to addiction in July of 2019 at the young age of 22. Justin's legacy has prompted both his mom and the Foundation to work tirelessly to impact the opioid crisis in our community and lead others to finding their true, authentic self.
“If you really knew me… you would know ever since I was a child I felt called to be a voice for those who have lost theirs. I live faithfully by the words of Desmond Tutu who said ‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen to side with the oppressor.’ I love to grow personally and spiritually and to use this knowledge to positively impact the lives of others. If you really knew me my loyalty is to God’s truth and I seek this above all else.”