Katie and Jared met through friends at Friendly City Days in Albertville, MN in 2015 (where Jared played softball and Katies hometown is STMA). Over the years they continued to run into each other at mutual friends weddings and events. In 2018, at a mutual friends wedding in Canada, Jared finally asked Katie for her number. After a few days back in the United States, Katie got impatient waiting for him to reach out, so she texted him first - lucky she did, as Jared had typed the number into his phone wrong! Once chatting, they started dating and their slow burn relationship evolved into the great love it is today!
Jared proposed to Katie with the help of Kat Perkins at a private concert at their lake home, celebrating Katie's 30th Birthday with friends and family! Katie was completely surprised and of course SHE SAID YES!!