About Us

Dawn Marie Lake has been in the health food industry all her life. Her grandmother Ann started Ann’s Health Food Center in Dallas, TX where Dawn Marie came to know and love natural medicine. After managing a health food store in San Marcos, while attending Texas State University, she knew that her passion and calling was to one day have a store of her own. Dawn Marie opened Nature’s Presence in Boerne, TX in late 2005. She has been loving and working with her customers since then, and is committed to a holistic mind, body, spirit approach to health and wellness. Dawn Marie is fulfilling her life's dream of helping and healing people in any way she can. In 2010 she moved to New Orleans, and has brought with her a wealth of knowledge and an enthusiasm for well-being that she shares with everyone she meets. She is representing 11 of her favorite lines in health food stores throughout region, and is also available for private consultation.


D'ann Steele, Dawn Marie's mom, left the family health food store in Dallas to join Dawn Marie in the hill country. With over 25 years of experience, D'ann is a wealth of information, and an invaluable member of the Nature's Presence team. Her passion and dedication to the store and its customers is uplifting, refreshing, and essential to Nature's Presence.