Born in Wurzburg, Germany, and raised in Jackson, WY, Dr. Owens is a graduate of Jackson Hole High School. After earning his B.S. in Zoology at the University of Wyoming, he attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, where he completed his D.D.S. with honors, followed by his Certificate in Orthodontics and M.S. in Craniofacial Biology.
Dr. Owens began his involvement with the JHSC at eight years old as an alpine racer and skied with JHSC for 11 consecutive years, including one post-graduate year before dedicating himself to his career. He also served as a coach with the JHSC’s NGS program from 2011-2014 and has one child still currently involved with the Club. Dr. Owens has been on the JHSC board of directors since 2018.
Dr. Owens says, “I feel passionate about the lessons I learned and the experiences I was fortunate to have as a member of JHSC, which is why I agreed to serve on the board and now as your President. We have an exceptional board and staff who are both working diligently to provide our student-athletes with an outstanding experience.”
Additionally, Dr. Owens is a past president of both the Wyoming Association of Orthodontists and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, as well as the past chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs for the American Association of Orthodontists. Locally, he has served on the Teton County District Board of Health, the Fund for Public Education, as well as leading the Devine Swine 4H program for the past six years. He and his wife Melissa, a local attorney and judge, have enjoyed raising their two children in the Jackson Hole community.
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