Gaming Angel Spotlight: Dawn


When I was younger and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered with the word, “Happy.” Looking around me, I think I am doing well in that arena. I live in a beautiful home in an incredible city with my hubby and our super cute puppy dog. This year we started teaching Lindy Hop classes, and built some gardens in our side yard and have grown all sorts of fun stuff – even peashooters. I am a pretty big Harry Potter fan, as well as many things to do with magic. I have always liked writing, mostly fiction, but haven’t had that much time for writing (or reading) for fun in a while. At the moment, I am a little more than a week away from beginning the third term of nursing school and am very excited about the clinical opportunities that I get, but it is supposed to be the toughest term, so some of us are already hitting the books a little early. Luckily I have a few good games for when I need a little break.

As far as gaming goes, I hadn’t ever really considered myself a gamer per se, like many other casual gamers out there, because I don’t own any consoles… well, except an Atari Flashback – a gift because I did use to play Atari a lot with my brother. I have played card and board games since I could. My mother, granmother, and grandfather (that’s he and I playing Rummy at the dining room table where it all started), taught me mostly, and I can only assume they also passed along their competitive genes. Then, when I lived on my own, I mostly played on the gaming community sites like Pogo and WorldWinner. Now I enjoy playing games of all kinds sitting right here at my computer in my soon to be newly painted office.

I joined as a member at its launch to support a friend that I have known since Junior High. It meant a lot to me to be a part of Trina’s dream in whatever way I could. It was in the summer of 2007, after I moved away from Los Angeles to Portland, and as I was playing a game of Dyomite, that she brought up to me the possibility of starting the Casual Games section of the site and asked me to help get it going. After I very happily accepted, she gave me my first game to play and review and my first press release to write. Since then, it has been my pleasure to watch as not only the Casual section, but every section of the site has grown leaps and bounds.

At the rate we are going, and because GamingAngels is set up the way we are, I can only see the site going even further, especially with the support of the amazing people who visit here. Of course, we all have goals as to how to spur that along. I am no different. As a personal goal to keep fresh content flowing, I would like to write more original articles, such as interviews and opinion pieces. I would also like to seek out and introduce more smaller casual gaming companies – especially those with female influence, and perhaps create more feature pieces. For now, as I work on that, I will just say that I am proud to be a part of GamingAngels, and look forward to more interaction and feedback from our amazing readers.

Thanks for reading!

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Dawn is sooo cute in that picture! Here's a random fact...did you know that Dawn and I were on the same colorguard team in high school?