John is a 1999 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee, and a 2003 graduate of the University of Iowa, with a degree in Biology. He is currently employed by Ethicon, a division of Johnson and Johnson, selling medical equipment in Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Laura is a 2000 graduate of St. Charles High School, a 2004 graduate of the University of Iowa, and a 2007 graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston. She is currently the Executive Director of a diversity grant program in Illinois.
John and Laura are planning an April 24, 2010 wedding in St. Charles, Illinois, and will be making their home in North Carolina.