Dawn Upchurch is originally from Long Beach, Mississippi and has lived in Brandon since 1987. She and her husband, Ray, have two daughters, Megan and Emily. Dawn is a graduate of Mississippi College where she earned both a B.S.B.A. in accounting and an M.B.A. She is a Certified Public Accountant having worked in both public accounting and in the private sector. Her client base included primarily employee benefits plans and oil and gas entities. She attends First Baptist Church in Brandon.