Rowan has been a member of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Virginia Peninsula, Hampton, VA since the mid 1970's and is now a charter member. She is a member of the Kingsport Gems and Minerals Society of Kingsport, TN and the Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Knoxville, TN. She teaches wire wrapping classes in the area. As a featured artist, one of Rowan's designs was published in the September 2002 issue of the WIRE ARTIST magazine and was featured on the cover. She was also featured in the December 2003/January 2004 issue. Rowan cuts and polishes cabochons, creating many of the stones she uses in her designs. She has been teaching at William Holland since 1998.