JACKSON \u2014 The Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club (JHSC) has announced Dr. Shannon Owens as the elected President of the JHSC Board of Directors. Born in Wurzburg, Germany, and raised in Jackson, WY, Dr. Owens is a graduate of Jackson Hole High School.\u00a0 After earning his B.S. in Zoology at the University of Wyoming he attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas where he completed his D.D.S. with honors, followed by his Certificate in Orthodontics and M.S. in Craniofacial Biology. Dr. Owens began his involvement with the JHSC at eight years old as an alpine racer and skied consecutively with JHSC for 11 years including one post-graduate year before dedicating himself to his career.\u00a0 He has also served as a coach with the JHSC\u2019s NGS program from 2011-2014 and has two children currently involved with the Club. Dr. Owens has been on the JHSC board of directors since 2018 where he chairs both the P.R. & Marketing Committee as well as the current Executive Director Search Committee. Dr. Owens says, \u201cI feel passionate about the lessons I learned and the experiences I was fortunate to have as a member of JHSC, which is why I agreed to serve on the board and now as your President.\u00a0 We have an exceptional board and staff who are both working diligently to provide our student-athletes with an outstanding experience.\u201d Dr. Owens assumes the role of President during a time of transition for the JHSC as the club says farewell to their former Executive Director, Brian Krill, and complete a nationwide search for their next leader, all while managing the effects of Covid-19. "Although these are difficult times, we will continue to work with our partners, supporters, and Club members to build Champions in both sport and life,\u201d Dr. Owens said. \u201cBeing a member of the Club provides so many life lessons and benefits to our student-athletes that enrich their athletic, academic, and interpersonal lives.\u201d \u201cIt\u2019s obvious that Shannon is a natural-born leader,\u201d Jeff Moran, JHSC\u2019s chief marketing officer, said. \u201cHe has taken a very active approach to his JHSC committee chair roles and is showing the same dedication and commitment to his new role as board president.\u201d Additionally, Dr. Owens is a past president of both the Wyoming Association of Orthodontists and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists as well as the past chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs for the American Association of Orthodontists. Locally he has served on the Teton County District Board of Health, the Fund for Public Education, as well as leading the Devine Swine 4H program for the past six years. He and his wife Melissa, a local attorney and judge, have enjoyed raising their two children in the Jackson Hole community.