Ashley is a 2001 graduate of Akron-Westfield and a 2007 graduate of Western Iowa Tech Community College, associates degree of nursing. She is employed at Mercy Weight Loss Center and Care Unitiative Hospice.
Matthew is a 2003 graduate of Aurelia. He graduated in 2008 from Morningside with the bachelor of science in elementary education. He is assistant wrestling coach at North High in Sioux City and works at Jensen Sprinkler Systems.
The couple are planning a July 31, 2010 wedding at the Grace United Methodist Church in Sioux City.
Grandparents of the couple are Filmore and Darlene Gustafson, Bill and the late JoAnn Woodall, Harold and Mary Burcham, and the late Roger and Reva Banks.