Owen Werthner’s Bio
Owen was born and raised in Orleans, but ultimately grew up and matured in the downtown of Ottawa. Day 1 with a hockey stick in hand, he’s travelled all over Canada while graduating from Carleton University. From there, on a natural-born course was another adventure into France for a winter in parad-ICE hockey and Christmas under the Eiffel Tower.
Work has brought Owen in a full circle from working with breweries, retail, coaching hockey, breweries, grocery stores, property management, and breweries… did someone say beer?
Q & A with Owen
Why did you decide to come to WebMarketers?
I decided to take the jump to WebMarketers as I’ve always had a passion into technology and the internet. I can date it back to being in Grade 6 and writing my first nervous public speech about Microsoft’s new ‘Tablet’ computer. What 11-year-old chooses that as their first topic? My passion, aligned with the great staff at WebMarketers, allowed me make the easy transition and I’m excited for the journey ahead!
What are some of the favourite places you've traveled?
I’d like to say it’s wanderlust, but I’ve only been to a few countries around the globe. After doing humanity a favour and helping hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, by far my favourite was Costa Rica where I’d like to blame a few too many local sodas for limiting my ability to Hang Five on the beach of Jaco.
What are some of your hobbies & interests?
Anything sports related and competitive would be considered an interest of mine. If it comes down to a challenge, I’ll do anything to win. My current claim to fame is holding the WebMarketers title for Best Spike Ball Champion. Although some of the competitiveness has come and gone, I primarily spend time with my second job – taking care of my puppy, Tora.
Where would someone typically find you on the weekend?
Typically, on the summer weekends you’ll find me roaming the outdoors and bike paths before enjoying a summer BBQ. However, on the winter nights, if you get an invite, you’ll find me sitting roasting chestnuts by an open fire.
What's in Owen's future?
To help bring WebMarketers to the beach of Hawaii…one day…