Dawn is a Christian speaker, musician, singer/songwriter, charting recording artist with Urgent Records, as well as an author. She has recorded thirteen CD’s and written two books. She is a former Miss South Carolina and second runner-up to Miss America. CBS produced a made-for-TV feature film based on her life story, “Nightmare in Columbia County,” which continues to air internationally on cable television.
Dawn has performed and ministered in thousands of churches during the past twenty-five-plus years, as well as being featured on the Billy Graham Crusade, the 700 Club, Reader’s Digest, The FBI Profiles on the Discovery Network, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley, TLC’s What Not To Wear’s Ms. Pageant Rewind with Stacie Lundon, and more recently, On the Case with Paula Zahn. Grace so Amazing, her first book, is the true story of the tragic kidnapping and murder of her younger sister in 1985. It became the largest manhunt in South Carolina’s history, drawing national attention. She speaks about the sufficiency of God’s grace, even to the point of forgiving the murderer.
Dawn ministers in more than seventy-five events annually. She is the mother of two college-age children, Hannah and Ross. They make their home in Columbia, SC. Her greatest joy is being a mother to her children, but she considers it a great privilege to share her music and ministry out of the story God is weaving into her life.