Ian was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, grew up in Woodinville attending Woodinville High School (class of 2000) and is a 2004 graduate of University of Puget Sound. Laura was born in Blair, Nebraska and grew up in Auburn, Washington. She attended Auburn High School (class of 2005), is a 2009 graduate of University of Montana and holds a master’s degree from University of Washington-Tacoma.
The two, who met at a local political meeting in 2010, share their love of math, science and Harry Potter. Ian is a union representative for UFCW Local 21 and Laura is a high school math teacher in the Bellevue School District.
The couple own a home in Kent and will be married in Bellevue, Washington in July.