Dawn is a southern California native with a background in competitive swimming, beginning at age 5. She was a three time High School Swimming All American and coached swimming at the national and Olympic level while completing her undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine.
Dawn continued to pursue her education at Texas Woman's University in Dallas, where she earned her Master's of Science and physical therapy degree. While completing her Master's degree, she began competing in distance running and sprint triathlons. After graduating from TWU, she gained extensive orthopedic experience in Texas and California, before accepting the opportunity to work at Restor at the Irvine location.