Influencer | Entrepreneur | Podcaster | Athlete | Musician
Dawna is a musician, athlete and small business owner from Portland, Oregon. She pursues her life’s passions with a goal to motivate and inspire others by being genuine and transparent in her personal journey.
“I’ve learned many lessons through this beautiful, arduous, hopeful and often difficult process of life. Above all, every breath is a gift. I want to be able to share that through creativity and ingenuity.”
Dawna became a Certified Health Coach in 2010 and since that time began building her online presence which by 2014 became Fit Guitar Girl, featuring her fitness journey and original music. She also seeks to highlight things that have authentically been a part of her life and home.
“I take extra efforts to provide original content that starts with something that is on my heart and my mind. The intent is always to be an inspiration and celebrate life!”
Music has been a fundamental part of Dawna’s life. She started playing piano as a young child but struggled learning to read music. “I was unable to read staff music fluently so I’d memorize the pieces yet still flip the pages of my music during performances to hide what I thought was a deficit in my ability.” In her early 20’s she picked up the acoustic guitar and began learning to play, “It was a busier time of life with a full time career and becoming a mom for the first time but I learned and practiced when I could.” Even though she has been largely self-taught she has had the opportunity to learn from and play with many talented musicians over the years.
Her music carries a message of positivism, hope, love and transformation with acoustic arrangements that are upbeat, sensitive and lyric driven. Dawna plays throughout the Northwest including Portland, Vancouver, Spokane, Idaho and Seattle. She is also active on the music ministry team at her home church. For demo’s, testimonials and booking information visit the Dawna Stafford Music page.
Professional Background & Achievements
As a former radio host and program director, Dawna has a range of personal, creative, public speaking, and business experience. She is the owner of Stafford Studios Web Design & Creative Media which was launched in January 2003. She is also the founder of the I Quit Fear project & podcast established in 2014 and received the Right Now Today Humanitarian award for outstanding community service in 2016.