Amber Van Ryn and James Skokan Jr.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 19:00

Amber Van Ryn, of Eagle River and James Skokan Jr., of San Jose, Calif. were engaged to be married on Nov. 28, 2012.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cameron and Wendy Van Ryn and a 2010 graduate of Chugiak High School. She is an Administrative Assistant for the Alaska Army Recruiting Company and is studying Mathematics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She enjoys hiking, camping, playing with her pup and spending time with family.

The groom-to-be is the son of Tina Broyles and James Skokan Sr. He is a 2010 graduate of Milpitas High School in San Jose, Calif. He is a Mechanical Insulator for Alaska Industrial Insulation and Fireproofing. His hobbies are baseball, football, snowboarding, snow machining and camping.

James proposed while on vacation to Disneyland, in front of Fantasyland’s big princess castle. The couple met while on a family camping trip at Knik River and have been inseparable since.

The couple plan to marry on July 27, 2013 in Talkeetna.

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