Since July 2007, Dawna serves as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" movement.
Dawna's new book Winning Nice - How to Succeed in Business and Life Without Waging War arrived into bookstores on August 28, 2007.
Due to having to pull all-nighters sometimes even two nights in a row, Dawna had rarely enough time to eat on Martha's Apprentice and if she did it was an afterthought and was usually on the go-a handful of crackers, granola bars, and soda. By the fourth week of the show Dawna weighed a very unhealthy 99 pounds and was pinning her pants so they wouldn't fall off! Dawna says filming was by far the unhealthiest time of her life.
Since Dawna has been an athlete her entire life, she's been forced to participate in team weigh-ins, ridiculed for gaining a pound, and brought to tears by certain coaches.
When naming five things important to Dawna she thinks of health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and business.
When Dawna moved into her new apartment in the Upper West side of New York she decorated the place in none other than Martha Stewart Signiture furniture.
Dawna is a big fan of the art of meditation.
Dawna has always had a lifelong passion for sports and fitness.
Dawna was the only contestant on Martha Stewart's Apprentice to never fail as Project Manager.
One of Dawna's many christmas presents on December 25, 2005 was Scrabble.
Dawna has a younger sister, Michelle.
Dawna lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her husband, Matt, and their two dogs, Buffett and Valkyrie (Val).
Dawna is a strong advocate of improving women's health and fitness.
Her Sports magazine was selected by Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni as one of the Top 30 Most Notable Magazine Launches in 2004. Husni reviewed more than 1000 magazines—the most launches in a year since 1998.
By Dawna winning The Apprentice: Martha Stewart edition she won a yearlong job with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and a $250,000 salary.
Dawna hosts a monthly healthy living segment on Good Day Tampa Bay television program.
Dawna earned her MBA at The Anderson School at UCLA and her B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dawna is founder and publisher of Her Sports magazine.
Dawna: Life is full of giant cupckaes.