Mr. Owens was born at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota. From the start of Kindergarten to the end of High School he attended schools stretching from Maine to California. His father was in the Air Force and the family moved on a regular basis. In fact, Mr. Owens attended Kindergarten in three different states. Mr. Owens began his High School career in California and finally graduated from Newton High School in New Jersey.
Before starting college, Mr. Owens spent two years in the Philippine Islands. It was a wonderful experience living among the people of the Asian Pacific. While in the Philippines, he had the opportunity to learn six different Philippine Dialects and was able to visit many beautiful parts of the country. Although it was an amazing opportunity to live amongst these people, he was very happy to return to the United States.
He graduated from Brigham Young University in Utah in 2005 with his B.A. in History Teaching (Emphasis on American History) and a Minor in Geography Teaching.
Mr. Owens has taught at 3 different middle schools, teaching U.S. History, World Studies, and Utah Studies. He currently teaches World Studies at Eagle Rock Jr High in Idaho Falls School District 91.
Mr. Owens is married with four beautiful children, three of whom were born at home. What an amazing experience! He and his wife met at BYU through ballroom dance. They love to dance together and have even competed together. They love to do swing, country, and ballroom.
Mr. Owens loves to spend time in the outdoors. He loves to hike, swim, waterski, snow ski, ride a bike, and many other fun activities. In addition to spending time in the outdoors, Mr. Owens loves to work on cars, do construction, build things, as well as many other hands on activities. He also loves to sew, scrapbook, and decorate cakes. He has decorated all of his children's birthday cakes. He has coached the Eagle Rock Swim Team for seven years. He has led the team to four straight undefeated seasons.
Because Mr. Owens has lived all over the country, he has experienced American History in ways many Americans only read in books. He developed a love for the subject of history as he followed his father around the country. He has visited many early American History sites such as Boston, Gettysburg, Ellis Island, Mount Vernon, Morristown, Valley Forge and Philadelphia, just to name a few. With these experiences and many more like them, Mr. Owens has prepared himself to bring "History Alive" to his students.