Megan Metcalf, of Eagle River, will wed Patrick Hoefler, of Kiel, Wisc., during a ceremony July 5, 2014 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Eagle River. A reception at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage will follow the ceremony.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tim and Jody Metcalf. She graduated from Chugiak High in 2003 and went on to earn a degree in journalism and public communication from the University of Alaska-Anchorage. She works for Thompson & Co. Public Relations as an account coordinator. She enjoys yoga, hiking, running and good wine.
Taylor Larson, of Eagle River, will marry Kari Hockett, of Burlington, Wash., during a ceremony Aug. 10, 2013 in Anacortes, Wash.
The groom-to-be is the son of Chris and LaAnn Larson. He graduated from Chugiak High in 2003 and from Washington State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In 2008, he obtained his master’s degree in Accounting from WSU. He is currently employed as a CPA with Raich Ende & Co. PLLC in New York City.
Kate McCay, of Eagle River, and Joshua Scullen, of Lynchburg, Va., were engaged to be married Sept. 14, 2012.
The bride is the daughter of William and Connie McCay. She is a 2007 graduate of Chugiak High School, where she served as editor-in-chief of the school’s yearbook. She attended Liberty University, where she graduated in May 2012 with degrees in Graphic Design and Advertising. She is currently the Senior Graphic Designer at a marketing company in Lynchburg, Va.
Eagle River’s Ted and Leslie Dirkes celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on March 13, 2013. The couple met while stationed at Fort Ord, Calif. in 1977 and married the following year while living in Pacific Grove, Calif. The couple moved to Germany, where their first two sons were born, then spent four years in Denver, where their third son was born. Ted’s last duty station was in Washington, D.C. (where a fourth child was born) before he retired and the couple returned to Alaska — where Leslie had two more children. Leslie currently serves in the Alaska National Guard.
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.
Amanda Finch, of Eagle River, married Chris Johnson, of Peters Creek, in a ceremony July 14 at the home of friends Mike and Mary Yorke on Florence Lake in Willow.
The bride is the daughter of Becky and Steve Finch of Eagle River. She is a 1999 graduate of Chugiak High who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from UAA in 2005. She currently teaches at Homestead Elementary.