Owen, Credo's Practical Skills instructor and on-site maintenance person has been involved in teaching for years. He worked at Sun Ridge Charter School in Sebastopol, and at Summerfield Waldorf School as a volunteer. He has trained many young people to properly use tools and helped them repair or build everything from bicycle tires to catapults to sprinkler systems. Owen has coached youth and school basketball and baseball teams for twelve years and currently coaches the Summerfield High School girls basketball team. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan, and he has worked in factories building automobiles and trucks. He has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a cutting-edge research based company in Palo Alto, California. Neither the high school nor the college Owen attended had any fine art, drama or music classes; and he finds the curriculum at Credo so broad and exciting that he'd like to be fourteen so he could do it all over again.