Fort Larned National Historic Site
Conner Owens was raised in the small town of Brandon, MS. From a young age, he showed a passion for the outdoors and this was amplified when his grandfather started sharing his love for the national parks starting off with Grand Tetons NP. In college, he would take this passion for the parks and work in Black Mountain, NC as a camp counselor and continuing to explore places like Yellowstone and Zion National Parks. While attending college at the University of Mississippi, Conner studied English with an emphasis in creative writing and Journalism. With an eye for photography, he worked on project that captivated life and joy through the journalism department. One of his favorite photographers is Ansel Adams partly because of his beautiful view of Conner’s favorite park, the Grande Tetons. Conner strives for greatness not just for himself but for those around him.