Cara Owens has been Assistant Principal/2nd Bassoon with the FWSO since 1997. A native of Pennsylvania, Cara did her schooling in the Midwest — Indiana University and The University of Michigan. On her 1-year wedding anniversary, she arrived in Fort Worth to join the FWSO. Currently, she lives in Colleyville with her husband, Nate, and their two high school-aged daughters, splitting their free time between fencing tournaments and high school band and choir events. An advocate for musical outreach, Cara creates and organizes educational programs for all ages. Additionally, outside the FWSO, Cara works for Texas Winds Musical Outreach — a North Texas non-profit that sends professional musicians to perform in senior communities, hospitals, and for children in the Head Start program.