Dawn Callahan Kettlewell was born in 1972 on May 2nd in Parma, Ohio. She grew up in Valley View, Ohio as the youngest of two children. She has always been into youth athletics, starting as a gymnast and eventually high school cheerleader. She went on to graduate from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, with a Bachelors of Science in Business/Fashion Merchandising and a Minor in Marketing. In 2007 she married her husband Dirk on October 2nd. She now has three step sons with him, ages 24, 20 and 17. Together they enjoy their friends, charities, youth athletics, football and baseball. They also share a passion for 20th century US history.