#6: Dawn Saraney & Keith Christensen

Couple #6: Dawn Saraney and Keith Christensen


Dawn Saraney
A native of central Virginia, Dawn moved to Murphy, North Carolina in 2006.  After 11 years of venturing into Blairsville to shop, eat, and play, she decided to relocate and purchased a home in early 2017.  While living in the area for over a decade, she has embraced small-town life and considers this home. In November 2017, Dawn began working as the Director of Member Services for the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce.  Her love for people and passion to help them succeed makes her current position a perfect fit.

Dawn enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to various genres of music, kayaking on the lake, spending time outdoors, and serving her community.  She believes attitude is everything and lives each day determined to reflect joy and express positivity through gratefulness.

As an adult survivor of childhood abuse, Dawn is thankful for this opportunity to dance to help children that have experienced neglect and abuse.  She gives glory to Jesus Christ as the Redeemer of her past pain and Healer of past brokenness.


Keith Christensen
Keith Christensen has lived in Hayesville, NC with his wife Suzy since 2008.  They bought their home in 2006 as an investment and later chose to make Hayesville their permanent home.  Keith and Suzy work together in Real Estate as Brokers with Mountain Streams Real Estate, Inc. They are both licensed in NC, GA and FL and have been Realtors for 35+ years.

Keith worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with several organizations in Clay and Cherokee counties and sat on the Board of the H.A.V.E.N.  Through his work as a Social worker/therapist and board member; Keith saw, first hand, children that had been abused and mistreated and the challenges and struggles they endured when going to court.  CASA is, unfortunately, a needed service to help those children facing challenges that no child should have to face and especially face alone.

Keith has appeared in numerous productions at the Peacock Performing Arts Center in Hayesville, NC and was most recently seen as Don Quixote in “Man of La Mancha”.  Keith is the Music Director at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville and he and his wife enjoy acting, singing, kayaking, tubing and hiking in our beautiful paradise.

Keith is presently a candidate for County Commissioner in Clay County and would appreciate your support and vote on November 6th