Dawn Gifford grew up on the West Coast in California and Oregon. She moved to Summit County 20 years ago and has made Akron her home. Dawn is a very active participant in outdoor recreational groups. She participates in Dirty River Bicycle Works’ Yeti Squad, Akron Roller Derby, and various local hiking groups. She has also volunteered with the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and Team RWB to cleanup trails and waterways. Dawn now holds the title of Office Coordinator at the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. She can be reached by email at dgifford@ohioeriecanal.org