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Dawn Clayton

Aug 01, 2014 04:24PM ● By Amber Foster

Photography by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

Roseville resident Dawn Clayton has spent most of her adult life in casinos. Right out of high school, she landed a job dealing craps and blackjack and  continued working in casinos throughout college. After graduating from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Clayton transitioned to the administrative side of the gaming industry. Four years ago, when a position became available at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, she relocated to Roseville all the way from Indiana. Clayton is now the resort’s general manager, and she couldn’t be happier with her newfound community.
In both her working life and position as vice chair of the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce, Clayton’s biggest goal is to bring people together in ways that champion the local economy. “I’m really passionate about supporting local businesses,” Clayton explains. “It’s so critical to [help keep] the community thriving.” On September 20, you’ll find her volunteering at the Chamber’s Hot Chili and Cool Cars event—an annual car show and chili cook-off that helps small businesses get the word out about their products and services. She also enjoys participating in many of the Chamber’s other activities, which support area nonprofits and schools. Her dream is to continue to make Roseville a safe, happy place for everyone to live and work in. “I’d like to create an environment like the one I grew up in,” Clayton shares. “We looked out for each other. If there was someone in need, we tried to help.”