Dawn started her career as a therapist after receiving her first masters degree from Hazelden Graduate School. She worked for seven years treating men, women, and youth with addiction and mental health issues at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Pride Institute, and Lino Lake Correctional Facility (with a year-long backpacking trip through various parts of the world included in the mix). During that time, she yearned for a medical system that incorporates natural healing by encompassing the mind, body, and spirit.
After her own healing journey, Dawn decided that acupuncture was the best fit for her idea of healing others to achieve optimal health. She received her second masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.
Dawn has experience giving acupuncture treatments at Salvation Army, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Fairview Hospital, Bloomington Natural Care Center, Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center, and Fertile Ground Natural Care.
When she's not enmeshed in the endlessly awe-inspiring study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, you’ll find Dawn in the woods searching for mushrooms or wild food, listening to the birds and water, or identifying flowers, trees, and insects.