Rachel is the daughter of Mike and Deb Halder of Cherokee. Cody is the son of Dan and Janet Lucas, also from Cherokee.
Rachel is a 2002 graduate of Washington High School, and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in December of 2006. She earned a B.A. degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is currently employed by the Storm Lake Community School District as a fourth grade teacher.
Cody is also a 2002 graduate of Washington High School, and graduated from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo in July 2003. He earned an Associate degree in Heating and Cooling. He is currently employed by Modern Heating and Cooling in Cherokee.