DawnThis Resident Spotlight features someone I’m sure most of us know.  I first met Dawn years ago up at the Ridge somewhere in the vicinity of the pool table.  And she’s not exaggerating when she says she can ‘play a mean game of pool’!  Thanks so much for doing the Spotlight Dawn!

How long have you lived in Gold River? What brought you here?

I moved to Gold River in 1989 at age 15, and had a wonderful family give me the opportunity to graduate here.  After I graduated I moved to the mainland for 10 years and came back for my 10 year grad reunion.  I met Dave and after 3 months moved back to be with him…that was 10 years ago.

What do you do for (paid) work?

Most recently Dave and I purchased the Gold River Deli.  It is a full circle achievement as I was fortunate enough to work there as a teenager.  Working there provided me with some valuable skills and I hope that the students that work there now learn skills that will help them with their future endeavors.

Please tell us about any volunteer work you do

I have done quite a few things in the past.  Right now I am a part of the Gold River Resident’s Association executive.  We are a working group that takes advantage of opportunities for Gold River and its residents.  I have recently been a part of a group of people reestablishing the Gold River Chamber of Commerce.  And of course part of a group working at getting a terrain park in Gold River

Please tell us a bit about your family

My family is my greatest accomplishment.  I have a husband who is supportive of all of my crazy and idealistic ideas, and an 8 year old son that has received the best traits of both Dave and I.  I am grateful for them both!


Do you have any pets?

We have a 15 year old cat named Niko, who is getting pretty temperamental in his old age…

What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy riding my motorbike, playing poker and at one time I could shoot a mean game of pool – something that I love doing but haven’t had the opportunity for a long time.

What do you wish Gold River had that it doesn’t? Is there anything missing for you?

My sisters, nieces and nephews. And a pool hall!

And just for fun – if you had 1 million dollars to donate to the community in any way you wished – what would you do with the money? 

Right now I would help fund the Terrain Park.  I would love to provide opportunities that help people help themselves.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Gold River and the people in Gold River have been good to me.  From the time I was a teenager and didn’t know what I was going to do or where I was going to go, to now owning a business and receiving overwhelming support.  Thank you!


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