Dawn has worked in media for 26 years, as the Marketing Director of ABC TV in Tampa, and in both sales, promotions and brokered programming through many companies including, Beasley Broadcast, iHeartRadio, and Cox Radio. In 2010, Dawn asked iHeartRadio if she could promote an outdoor radio show revolved around fishing and hunting that her husband was interested in pursuing if she produced and imaged the show and taught him about radio thus putting TTO on air on WDAE AM. This is where it all started. After Dawn left iHeartRadio, Dawn contacted a longtime friend, Sue Campbell at Cox Radio and was able to secure a 3-hour deal with 102.5 the Bone, WHPT FM. In 2017, Dawn negotiated a contract with the Pursuit Channel. In 2018, Dawn reached out to her media friend Bill Diaz of 20-years at NBC and was able to secure airtime on WFLA. Lee continued filming while Dawn edited the TV show, and handled show content, some commercial spots, graphic design, imaging and secured nearly all partnerships and sponsors. Dawn is an Executive Producer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional business opportunities.
Lee and Dawn have two other children, Corbin, and Kennedy Cepero.
There are several people who have been a tremendous cause of the success of the show: Pete Petriw, John Gunter, Mark Odom, Chris O'Neill, Brittany Rodriguez, Chris Wirt, Jonathon Swindle, Thom Buck, Rachel Cobbe Nato, Lori Deaton, Kelly Wissing, Kevin Wissing, Robert Ross, Stephen Ross, Hannah Granger, Ty Roth, and Pam Wirth. (apologies if anyone has been forgotten)
Additionally, the following people are also to thank for their time on the air or their commitment to the show: Sam Acree, Carmen Ferroni, Sue Campbell, Lindsay Gunter, Allyson Lopez, Jason and Jacob Meder, DeeDee Acree, KC Cusic, Billy Cusic, Monte Goodman, Mike Bedenbaugh, Martin Bozeman, RJ Huss, Chris Hancock, Bob Burmaster, Mike Mezrah and Kevin Westlund and many others who supported the show and gave their time, money and energy to support the show.
Thank you for your support and also to those not listed, including family members and the family members of all past co-hosts who supported Trophy Taker Outdoors, as well as sponsors.
Lee and Dawn also started Jr. League Fishing, which is a new TV show that will air in 2019/2020 which will award scholarships to youth anglers.