Coming from Gimli, Owen has a deep connection to New Iceland that was a rich part of his upbringing. His mother Julianna runs the New Iceland Heritage Museum, so his connection continues to grow stronger, as does his grasp of the Icelandic language. As a participant in the 2022 Snorri Program, Owen became inspired to share so many amazing aspects of Icelandic history and culture. He is spearheading the Icelandic Roots Podcast along with Cass Heigaard and Jack Plumley.
In the spring of 2023, Owen will graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Supply Chain Management and Marketing.