Dr. Dawn is among the world’s most seasoned and skilled practitioners of NetworkSpinal. She’s been licensed since 2004 and holds the highest level of certification possible in the work. She has presented and taught at various public events, conventions, and schools on the topics of NetworkSpinal/SRI Care, Re-Organizational Healing, and Personal Transformation through body awareness. She is committed to increasing her high level of expertise even further through ongoing continuing education, combined with a practice of personal and professional mastery.

Dawn began her formal Chiropractic education in 2000. Her personal journey with healing and Chiropractic began a decade prior when she had a skiing accident and subsequent years with chronic low back pain. That pain catalyzed a journey which led her to spinal care, Chiropractic school, and then ultimately to NetworkSpinal. Receiving NetworkSpinal was an immense and life-changing blessing – helping her transform not only her relationship with pain, but with her body and way of listening to and integrating its messages and wisdom. More than 2 decades later, NetworkSpinal still supports and sustains her physical/emotional/mental wellbeing and ability to adapt to stress. It aligns with and unveils the essence of her soul’s nature like no other healing modality she’s experienced.

Dawn also had the privilege of studying with other healing arts and spiritual teachers, learning a variety of supplemental practices which support vitality and wholeness. Her studies resulted in her own practice and teachings being informed from both a very diverse as well as highly specialized place. Her ability to help others find greater connection both beyond and within themselves has guided thousands in making significant & lasting changes in their lives.

Currently, her passion for service is primarily nourished through her role as Chiropractor and NetworkSpinal Practitioner at Graceful Waves, along with her responsibility as the Center’s Executive Director. She helps cultivate and nourish its relationships, promoting practices and services by practitioners with a similar vision for a brighter future and humanity. She finds joy and fulfillment teaching seminars and classes; more courses are on the horizon, as is a book or three in her future!

When not directly involved in the healing and embodied transformative arts, she delights in time spent hiking, kayaking, and dancing in nature. Dawn has a background in music (flute performance – here’s the link to her album), so opportunities to play with other musicians strike a fun and soulful chord with her! She enjoys time spent with her teenage son Taylor, who is an IT whiz, and who loves attending entrepreneurial as well as NetworkSpinal-related seminars. They also love watching their rescue Snowshoe Siamese cat named Tom dash after the laser toy in the house, as well as his general shenanigans and antics. She finds deep reverence and appreciation for the moments and spaces in-between…gazing into the mountains, upon a pair of ducks swimming along the riverbank, or the playful otter cavorting in the bay below the center. Often, it’s the simple things that matter most. Connections and intimacy, people, friendships, laughter, the beauty of nature…and the coherence to fully appreciate it all!