Ecologistics welcomes new board member Dawn Carpenter. Dawn was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1965, her family moved to Upland, California where she graduated high school. She then moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada until 1985 when she moved to Templeton, California where she still resides.
Dawn graduated from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1981with a Bachelor of Arts Combined Honors Program in Psychology and Law & Society. She received her Paralegal Certificate in the Paralegal Studies Program at California Polytechnical University, San Luis Obispo, in 1990.
She joined the law firm of Andre, Morris & Buttery in 1997 and became the lead paralegal in litigation matters maintaining all the evidentiary documents, responding to the voluminous discovery requests through trial. She currently works in the employment law practice area.
For many years, Dawn has been involved in non-profit boards. She was CCPA’s (Central Coast Paralegal Association) secretary in around 2000 to 2001. In 2002 she was elected as CCPA President and was its President for three years. During that time Dawn was elected to be on the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations’ (CAPA) Board as Secretary, as well as CCPA’s CAPA Representative. She continued as CCPA’s CAPA Representative for a number of years. She also was CAPA’s representative on the Law Practice Management & Training Section of the California State Bar Association for two years.
Dawn has been on the Templeton Recreation Soccer Board, Templeton Middle School’s Parent Teacher Organization Board and the Program Director for the local Human Resources of the Central Coast. She volunteered for Ecologistics assisting Stacey Hunt with the conferences organizing the speakers’ accommodations and presentations. She has also volunteered at the Women’s Shelter TRO Clinic.
Dawn’s interests include spending time in the outdoors from hiking to camping. She also enjoys music – mainly jazz, blues and rock and roll, as well as reading, and spending time with her family, grown children and grandchildren. She has taken her 10-year-old grandson camping the last couple of years so he can enjoy the outdoors as much as she does.