Dawn Mountain Staff

Jerri Edgington, Operations Manager 

Jerri has extensive non-profit bookkeeping experience including handling all the books for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Kingston, New York and managing the bookkeeping department at a payroll company in Glens Falls, NY.   She is responsible for managing all the accounts housed at Dawn Mountain, including those of the Tibetan Cultural Preservation Initiative and Earth Thunder Fund.  In her spare time she is a national award winning scrapbooker and a chain mail artist as well as best grandma ever to “Tigger,” aka Kaiden and his little sister Avery, aka “Lil Miss Roo.”



Barbara Homann, Communications Manager  

Barbara is a Human Resources manager and corporate trainer with a background in clinical counseling and a personal mission to make a difference.  She is a dedicated member of the Rothko Chapel Guild and mentors their new volunteers.  A long-time Buddhist, she has coordinated the English Dharma Group at the Jade Buddha Temple for four years, and she recently joined the board of Compassionate Houston.  Barbara has three children and three pets and has been a vegetarian for three decades!  When not at Dawn Mountain, the Rothko, a HUB meeting or Jade Buddha, you can often find her sipping and networking at the Path of Tea on West Alabama, her home-away-from-home since she currently resides in Katy.  




Emily Anchia, Digital Manager

Emily joined Dawn Mountain after years in retail management and attaining her BBA at Bauer of UH. As digital manager Emily handles many of Dawn Mountain’s online components, including the online broadcasting. In her free time you might find Emily practicing martial arts, reading crime thrillers, gaming online, or drawing portraits.

Simone Woodage, Family Educator

children's program

Simone is a mother of three boys and a sought-after youth and family educator in the Houston Area.  In addition to being a long-time practitioner at Dawn Mountain, she is trained as an Inner Kids instructor through Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child:  How to Help Your Child Cope With Stress and Become Happier, Kinder and More Compassionate.  Simone holds a certificate in mindfulness fundamentals from Mindful Schools and is currently enrolled in their online curriculum training program.


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