Couples announcements for July 2010



Kuznik and Welch

Cindy Kuznik and Dan Welch are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding July 17, 2010, in Crested Butte. Cindy is a 1999 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School. Dan is a 2000 graduate of Corning East High School in Corning, N.Y. Both are graduates of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dan and Cindy met more than 5 years ago while whitewater kayaking. They live in Lafayette. Cindy is the daughter of Carolyn Winnett-Kuznik and Bob Kuznik, of Greeley. Dan is the son of Karen and Jake Welch, of Corning.


Campbell and di Santi

Barbara and Scott Campbell, of Steamboat Springs, announce the engagement of their son Eli Campbell, to Erin di Santi, daughter of Deborah and Anthony di Santi, of Blowing Rock, N.C. Eli is a 2004 graduate of the University of Colorado and is employed at KFMU/NRC Broadcasting as the sales manager and promotions director (aka “Eli the Prize Guy”). Erin, a 2006 graduate of the University of North Carolina, is an event marketing coordinator for SmartWool. Eli and Erin reside in Steamboat Springs with their two adopted dogs, Kymani and Raven. The September wedding will be held at the Fish Creek Falls overlook with a reception following at Cottonwood Grill. The couple plans to travel extensively across the world following the wedding.


Shackelford and Torrence

Aaron George Shackelford, son of Belinda Hart and Mr. and Mrs. J. Ruffin Shackelford, of Maggie Valley, N.C., and Jessica Ann Torrence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Torrence, of Roxboro, N.C., were united by God in the beautiful mountains above Maggie Valley on June 5, 2010, surrounded by wildflowers and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains. Officiating the ceremony was the groom’s brother, Eli Shackelford. Bridesmaids were Cheryl Torrence and Amy Smith. Groomsmen were Steve Gough and Aaron’s brothers Jordan, Christian and Gabriel. A reception followed at the home of Jane Alexander and was catered by Jamie Shackelford and other family members. The three-tiered caked was made by the groom’s sister, Cara Shackelford. Everyone in attendance made this a most joyous and blessed occasion. The couple resides in Maggie Valley and will honeymoon in Steamboat and Utah in September.


Robinson and Gregg

Barkley Robinson and Megan Gregg, of Steamboat Springs, were engaged June 17, 2010, on top of Thunderhead. Megan is the daughter of Bruce and Susan (Graziani) Gregg, of Montrose. Barkley is the son of Kent and Suzanne Robinson, of Englewood. Megan, a 2005 graduate of Western State College, is an insurance producer for Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services. Barkley, a 1998 graduate of the University of Colorado, is a real estate broker with Prudential Steamboat Realty. The wedding is planned for spring 2011 in Steamboat Springs.


Hands and Sanders

Christine Hands and Paul Hands, of Steamboat Springs, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Corinne Hands to Eric Sanders, son of Pat and Cheryl Sanders, of Portland, Ore. Corinne is a 2000 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School and a 2004 graduate of Arizona State University. She is employed as a business account executive at the corporate offices of Verizon. Eric is a 2005 graduate of Oregon State University and is employed by GlaxoSmithKline. The wedding will be held April 30 in Portland, where the couple resides.


Nielsen and Bray

Dan and Brigitte Nielsen, formerly of Yampa, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa, to Christopher Bray, son of Brian and Linda Bray, of Hayden. Melissa is a 2004 graduate of South Routt High School and a 2009 graduate of Colorado Northwestern Community College with a degree in Nursing. She is employed as a Registered Nurse at Doak Walker Care Center. Christopher graduated from Hayden High School in 2003 and is employed as a foreman/welder for Native Son Precision Welding. Dogs Dally and Massey anxiously await the marriage, which will take place at the Nielsen Ranch in Yampa on July 31, 2010, at 5 p.m. with a reception following the ceremony.