Owen West was in the Marine Corps and commanded an infantry platoon, an infantry company, and a reconnaissance platoon in his six years of service. He graduated from Harvard University and received his MBA from Stanford University. He is currently a commodities trader for Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, Owen has raced five times in the Eco Challenge, the worlds toughest expedition race, and was the only male member of Team Playboy Extreme in the most recent race in Borneo. He lives in New York City.