In 1991, Dawn graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Biology. She pursued a career in Retail Management until 2001, when she left her district manager position to stay at home with her three children. While working, she had been a Pilates client for a year and was inspired to learn more. Dawn became a Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor through PHI Pilates and certified through the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP). She has been teaching Pilates in The Woodlands, Texas since 2004 and now co-owns Healthy Life Unlimited Pilates and Personal Training Studio with her husband, Michael Keating. She is also a Master Trainer for PHI Pilates.