Monday, March 22, 2010

About the Groom

Kelly is 31 and currently holds a License for Massage Therapy, but is attending Portland Community College as part of their Welding Technology department. Learning to weld has proven to be an excellent meeting of interests for him since it appeals to both his hands on technical side and his science/theory sides. He hopes to use the skills he is developing to gain experience in the pipe-welding/pipe-fitting industries, and to eventually use that experience while moving into a career doing weld inspection and testing.

He is an aspiring bass player, game enthusiast of all varieties, camper/hiker, and soon to be hobbyist corn-snake breeder. While he does not do as many volunteer activities as Megan, he does enjoy the work they have helped to do in Forest Park.

Monday, March 15, 2010

About the Bride

Megan is 26 years old and a Technology Teacher at Nancy Ryles Elementary School in Beaverton. She tries to fill her time with activities she’s passionate about and will leave lasting good long beyond her time on this planet. To this end, she volunteers as a Master Recycler, works with the Oregon State Parks' Let’s Go Camping program, and occasionally does trail work and invasive species removal in Forest Park.

She enjoys reading, camping, hiking, backpacking, and baking. Megan loves attempting to garden, even though the backyard is woefully short of sunlight. Games are also a favorite activity, though they’re most interesting when the rules are more complicated and the premise is more intriguing than that of Monopoly.

Ultimately, she’s still deciding exactly what she wants to be when she grows up. With the requirement of a Master’s Degree within ten years of obtaining a teaching degree to hold on to one’s educator license, she’s weighing her options in regards to specialties. Perhaps she’ll soon be a Speech-Language Pathologist, an environmental educator, a Library/Media Specialist, or a professional rodeo clown(okay, maybe not).