Chris is the son of Kathy Steffen of Marcus and Jim Steffen of Washta. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries and aquatic science from Iowa State University in 2006, and is currently employed as a research associate for Iowa State University.
Susan is the daughter of Harold and Joyce Baker of Richardson, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in marine fisheries in 2005 from Texas A&M University at Galveston, and graduated this summer with her Master of Science degree in wildlife and fisheries from Mississippi State University.
Chris and Susan will be married on May 8, 2010 in Van Buren, Missouri.