Owen always had an interest in music. Since 8 years old, he has played the drums and eventually participated in chorus and musical theatre. In college, Owen began his ukulele journey with a second-hand antique ukulele gifted to him from an 80 year old nun. She shared that the uke belonged to her mother who played it through her final days while residing in a nursing home. 

Owen is a member of Rotary International and is working on his own Rotary project: Owen's Odyssey. In the Spring of 2021, he will thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (from Georgia to Maine, 2,190 miles) in 100 days to raise $100,000 for polio eradication. He became a Klos Ambassador to take a durable and reliable instrument with him as he hikes this trail. You can learn more about him and this project at www.hikeforpolio.org. Follow him on Instagram @hikeforpolio