Meet Our Founder Stephanie Owens
Stephanie “BettiePageGames” Owens has been involved in the gaming industry for over 10 years. Throughout her career she has hosted gaming tournaments and written articles about the video game industry; founded and managed several gaming communities and is a long time member of the Xbox Ambassador Program.
She is certified across several areas of Veteran service related issues such as PTSD, Suicide in the Military, Veterans Affairs and Military Culture. She has worked and volunteered for two military non-profit’s in the video gaming space and in 2018 launched a crisis intervention program that is currently being studied by the CDC and John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Stephanie is also a member of the National Association of Peer Supporters and the National Volunteer Fire Council.
Stephanie was a Police Dispatcher, EMT and an EMT Instructor for over a decade serving several local communities in her home state of New Jersey. She knows first hand the extraordinary pressure that first responders face in the line of duty and how that pressure can affect someone over the course of their career. She has lived experience with PTSD, Anxiety and Depression and is a Hurricane Sandy disaster survivor.
Stephanie has dedicated herself to helping not only veterans, but also first responders, realize the mental wellness benefits that video games have to offer. Through this work, she has earned recognition from PsychArmor for Betties Bombers as a Certified Veteran Ready Organization.
Stephanie lives in New Jersey with her son William, and two cats Niblet and KitKat.