Dawn began her journey of spiritual exploration and personal healing in the 1990s. This included Reiki training, purchasing her first harp, and ultimately becoming a licensed massage therapist in Virginia and West Virginia in the late 90s. Dawn was a full-time massage therapist, also practicing Reiki and craniosacral therapy, for eight years.
After moving to upstate New York in 2009 Dawn joined the staff of CNW School of Massage as Admissions Director and remained in that position through 2014. Meanwhile, Dawn reinvigorated her interest in the harp. She began putting together the harp with her voice and performing at public concerts, special events, retirement and nursing homes, and churches. Dawn has been involved in singing and music for most of her life and has had a good deal of vocal training and experience which includes weddings and church jobs.
In 2014, Dawn became certified in VibroAcoustic Harp Therapy which draws on her skills and experience as a harpist, vocalist and therapeutic practitioner. It is a joy for Dawn to share this work, which is the culmination of many years of effort, study and personal development.
In 2015 she traveled to Scotland and played in Rosslyn Chapel as well as Iona Abbey on the island of Iona, and at the Calanais Stones in the Outer Hebrides. This was an amazing journey to sacred places and to lands visited and inhabited by Dawn’s ancestors the Vikings. The piece she developed to play in Rosslyn Chapel is featured on her EP entitled Poems and Prayers and the video of her performing this piece is on the home page of this site.
Dawn was hired by Saint Peter’s Health Partners in 2016 to play and sing for hospice patients through the Community Hospice. She loves to play for people moving toward transition.
In 2017 Dawn became a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP) through the Music for Healing & Transition Program, Inc.™ MHTP professionally trains and certifies musicians to provide live therapeutic music at the bedside of the ill and dying to create a healing, comforting environment.
Dawn lives in East Chatham, New York.