Kristina and Brenden Yates

Kristina (Howard) Yates

Former camper, Camper of the Year, and CIT, Kristina Howard married her high school sweetheart, Brenden Yates on September 20, 2019! Kristina and Brenden were married in Minnesota surrounded by family, friends, and 3 CER alums!

The couple both work at Medtronic, a medical device company. Kristina works as a biomedical engineer, specializing in next generation pacemakers and Brenden works as a business analyst, specializing in the heart failure market.

A note from Kristina:
Over 10 years since being a camper, CER still influences my life daily. It is amazing how much the leadership workshops taught me at such a young age, and how significantly CER shaped my life. I learned to believe in myself and was given tools to succeed in school and in relationships. I learned how important respect is- for yourself and for others. I learned the value of surrounding myself with people that support me. The CER community was the ultimate support system. These are just a few of the many CER life lessons I still carry with me!

kristina and ketrin

Kristina Howard family
Katelan McCurdy wedding

Katelan McCurdy

Alumni, Katelan McCurdy, and Adrián Sánchez Alba were married on July 12, 2019 in Madrid Spain.

In 2013 Katelan was living in Madrid teaching English, and met Adrián at a language exchange when they were paired up to practice their English and Spanish together. After many more adventures together in Madrid, including hiking the Camino de Santiago, they moved back to the States for Katelan to pursue her Masters in Education and Adrián to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

They’re currently living in Madison, WI where Katelan works as a Dual Language Kindergarten teacher and Adrián is finishing school at Northern Illinois University.

Included in the bridal party were alumni, Courtney McCurdy and alumni, Katie Shiro.

katelan wedding party
Angeline Bickner wedding

Angeline Bickner

Chris Doege and alumni, Angeline (Bickner) were so excited to have the opportunity to have a traditional Thai wedding ceremony with friends and family on January 19, 2019! The couple plans to follow in the footsteps of Angeline’s parents and brother and sister-in-law by celebrating twice, with a ceremony in the states as well.

Currently, Chris and Angeline live in Washington D.C. Angeline works as an analyst for the Government Accountability Office, and Chris works in public affairs.

Whenever they find time off, the couple is traveling, most recently to Thailand (of course) and also to Switzerland and Iceland.

Angeline Bickner wedding
Corey and Nikki Eveler

Corey Eveler

Alumni, Corey Eveler and his wife, Nikki, got married on October 5th, 2018. The wedding was held in North Carolina near the outer banks on a horse farm owned by Nikki’s aunt. Corey’s son, Carson, who is 6 now, was the ring bearer. Carson is a “mini Corey” and loves his horse at the farm.

Corey is a government recruiter and Nikki works in the medical field and supervises the radiological department at a local Patient First. The couple and their son reside in Fairfax, Virginia.