Whitney Kay Paton of Lynden and Kory Ladd Tjoelker of Custer announce their engagement and plans for a July 3, 2009 wedding at the Mt. Baker Rotary building in Lynden.
Whitney is a daughter of Tony Paton and Janine Richter of Texas and Rusty and Kristen Reams of Lynden. Whitney graduated from Lynden High School. She attended the University of Washington and Western Washington University and is employed by Peoples Bank.
Kory is a son of Larry and DeeDee Tjoelker of Custer. He graduated from Lynden Christian High School and then from the Dairy Herdsman program at Utah State University. He is a herdsman for La-Dee Holsteins.
The couple met at The Woods Coffee where the bride-to-be was a barista and the marriage proposal took place at Birch Bay.