Karina is the daughter of Randy and Jane Walker of Cherokee. She is a 1999 Washington High School graduate. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2003. Following graduation she moved to Bethlehem, Penn. where she continued her education at Lehigh University receiving her Master's of Science in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in May 2005. Karina currently lives and works in Bethlehem as an Environmental Consultant for EMS Environmental, Inc.
James is the son of Stephen and Olga Cascione of Athens, N.Y. He is a 1998 Ward Melville High School Graduate from South Setauket, N.Y. He received his Bachelor's of Science degree from Lehigh University in May 2002. James received his Master's of Science degree from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in December 2005 and is currently pursuing a second Master's degree in education at Lehigh.
Following the wedding James and Karina will return home to Bethlehem, Penn.