Youth Navigator, Owen was born and raised in Napier and is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti descent.
Owen believes he can re-ignite hope amongst our young people and support them on their journey to navigate through life, help their voices be heard and encourage them to unleash their potential.
When asked what he likes most about his role Owen said, “The Team work and collaborate together to get the best outcomes for our youth”. He also said he feels privileged in being able to connect youth educational providers that help to improve the youth’s skill set and build on their existing qualities to prepare them for a brighter future.
In his down time, Owen enjoys listening to music and exploring the outdoors while spending quality time with his whānau.
Owen says his greatest achievement in life so far is finding his Soul Mate, Amanda and raising their five beautiful tamariki together to the best of their ability.