While originally from New York City, Dawn was raised in Pasadena, CA and earned a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She continued her marketing focused studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, and has a varied professional background in fashion, advertising, and marketing. Dawn served under Patty Fox, Saks Fifth Avenue’s long time fashion director in Los Angeles, planning designer events, fashion shows, and assisting with editorial styling and studio relations. Dawn later served as Vice President of Thompson & Company Insurance Services, Inc., marketing and placing insurance coverage for several music industry labels through Lloyd’s of London.
Dawn and her family moved to Santa Barbara 13 years ago and are all actively involved in the community. In addition to Laguna Blanca’s Board of Trustees, she currently serves as a Trustee at Lotusland and is a member of the National Charity League. She previously served on the boards of Knollwood Tennis Club, the National Charity League, and was actively involved with the Lobero Theatre Associates, Storyteller Children’s Center, and Santa Barbara Cotillions and Supper Club.
Along with her husband, David, a local attorney and board member at Crane Country Day School, Dawn has three daughters: Allie (Laguna Class of 2012) who is currently attending Texas Christian University, Caty (11th grader at Laguna), and Emily (9th grader at Laguna). Dawn has assisted with fundraising and annual funds at all of her daughters’ schools and is looking forward to contributing more to Laguna’s Board of Trustees.