Amanda is the daughter of Verdene Paulsen of Cherokee and the late Stephen Paulsen. She is a Washington High School graduate who earned her B.A. in Public Relations at the University of Northern Iowa and is currently employed with Spencer Municipal Utilities in Spencer, Iowa.
Benjamin, the son of Levi and Elaine Gloyd of Milford, Iowa, earned his B.S. degree in Construction Management from the University of Northern Iowa, and is currently employed with General Traffic Controls.
The couple reside in Spencer and they are planning a January 30, 2010 wedding.