David and I

ABOUT DENAE I am from Minnesota and moved out to Colorado after graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. I took a job as a high school Spanish Teacher (Buenos Dias!). I attended night school to earn a Masters degree so I could become a high school counselor. I currently work at a high school in Arvada, CO and I really love this job. As for my free time, I am an avid runner and often compete in races from a 5k to a marathon. I also enjoy lifting weights,skiing, reading, eating pizza, drinking wine, and travelling.

ABOUT DAVID I was born in Fort Knox, KY and then lived in New Smyrna Beach, FL for just a short time. Most of my life was spent growing up in Fayetteville, NC. I also came back to attend East Carolina University where I earned my Bachelors Degree after my service in the U.S. Navy. I then went on to attend The University of Georgia to earn a Masters Degree. After living in Athens and Marietta, GA for 6 years where I was working in personal training and corporate fitness, I made the move out to Denver, CO. I moved to accept a position with Coors Brewing Company where I worked for almost 5 years. About 2 years ago I decided to take a completely different career route with woodworking and capentry. I have loved every minute of it!! I enjoy lifting weights, hiking, climbing 14'ers, road biking, competing as an amateur bodybuilder, and woodworking.

HOW WE MET We met on match.com...what more can we say!

We were in Mexico on vacation and we went for a morning run in the rain on the beach. After a while Denae wanted to turn around and head back for breakfast, but I wanted to go a little farther. She said okay. It stopped raining and as I started to run again, I noticed she was falling behind so I stopped a little further away on a cove. When she caught up to me I gave her a big hug and said I have a question to ask. Denae, of course, was hoping that I would ask if she wanted to head back to eat breakfast. Little did she know that I had another question in mind. I then dropped down on one knee in the sand and asked her to marry me.

Our wedding ceremony and reception was at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood, CO