A native of Washington, D.C., Lee Derbyshire Bown moved to Coshocton at age six. She graduated from Coshocton High School and earned a degree in English and Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University. For the past 47 years, Mrs. Bown has been a Registered Dental Hygienist in Boston, Phoenix, Columbus and Coshocton. Forty-two of those years have been in the office of Dr. John Honabarger and Dr. Todd Salmans.

Lee has a passion for swimming. She is a part of the Master Swimmers and swims nine to ten miles a week at the Coshocton High School pool in the very early morning.

Lee and her husband, David, have one son, Troy, and two Boston terriers, Bella and Sophie.