The couple became engaged on September 9, 2008, in Leavenworth, Washington, overlooking the Cascades. Misty is the daughter of Jim and Penny Will of Bellingham, Washington. Her sister and matron-of-honor is Karli Goetz of Redmond, Washington. She is the granddaughter of Don and Marge Will of Olympia, Washington, and Georgina Hone of Kirkland, Washington. Cory is the son of Robert and Sharan Carlyle and Vicki Carlyle and Greg Jackson, all of Irving, Texas. His brother and best man is Chris Carlyle of Austin, Texas. He is the grandson of Jeanine Anthony of Dallas, Texas.
The bride-to-be graduated from Sehome High School, received her B.A. from Linfield College, and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Tulane University. The groom-to-be is from Irving, Texas, received his B.A. from the University of Texas, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. Misty is a Program Specialist at the Department of Health and Human Services. Cory is an attorney at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
They met through friends while Misty was traveling on business in Dallas. They reside in Washington, D.C., and will be married there July 4, 2009.