Owen Baisden, COO
Owen Baisden oversees the day-to-day operations of Turning Winds. Owen has a breadth of knowledge and experience in working with teens and their families in many different settings and capacities. Owen started working with struggling teens over 18 years ago and has helped nearly a thousand teens who have come through our program.
This experience has allowed him to understand the “change” process and to become effective in connecting with and inspiring teens to work through their challenges, and help them to build a life of purpose and well-being.
Owen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has been a director of Turning Winds for 12 years. In addition, he has worked in the trenches with the students in nearly every capacity. His favorite time now with the students is leading backpacking expeditions and other educational/recreational trips that inspire change.
When Owen is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Shasta, and 6 children. He loves the outdoors, and enjoys fishing, hiking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and scuba diving when he can.