Shawna Dawson / SauceLA

A native Angeleno who spent her formative years terrorizing the good people of Mt Washington and Hancock Park, Shawna Dawson is a USC grad, marketing ninja and social media maven with more than a decade of professional experience doing business in more than a dozen countries. A passionate foodie and believer in the power of community, Dawson was among the first to join the Yelp LA ranks and was an active contributor for years before taking the reins as Director of Marketing and Community Manager cultivating a loyal following alongside countless sponsorships, promotions and memorable events. Now independent under the moniker SauceLA, she orchestrates events and pop-ups and consults clients from hot restaurants to non-profits on the virtues of grassroots, social and viral media while keeping her hands in a couple of local causes close to her heart.