About the Author

Captain Dawn Ottman has worked for Motorola as a spacecraft engineer, EMC Corporation developing software, and started her own company, CanDew Scientific, for patent testing. She has served in several organizations that encourage women working in technology and engineering jobs.

Ottman has written numerous papers and articles on chemistry, technology, and natural energy. She is the author of Rebecca, White Medicine Woman about her great-grandmother’s heroic life and death.

Currently, Ottman is working on a master’s degree in Theological Studies. She is the proud mother of a loving daughter. She lives in South Dakota with her husband.

Ottman’s first book, entitled Rebecca, White Medicine Woman, is about her great-grandmother, Rebecca (Howe) Buffington. The book tells the story of her great-grandparents and their homesteading life on the prarie. This is done through cowboy poetry. Below is a picture of Rebecca (Howe) Buffington.