David Owens has worked in the financial industry since 1999, beginning as a stock options trader. Personal tragedy struck in 2009 when his wife passed away unexpectedly. With six children to raise, Dave took two years at home to help his family recover emotionally. With a renewed sense of purpose, Dave began financial planning in 2011 in order to offer more substantial value to his community members than trading options provided. Dave also works as a volunteer with a local non-profit to prevent youth suicide. He is happily remarried, with a blended family that includes eight children. He and his wife love to travel as well as ski/snowboard, hike, and several other outdoor activities.