Kendra is the daughter of Ron and Janet Hughes of Nevada, Mo., and granddaughter of Tom and Leta Bloesser of Walker, Mo. Matthew is the son of Steve and Anita Byers of Nevada, and grandson of Tommy and Colleen Reed of Rich Hill, Mo., and John Byers of Nevada.
Kendra is a 2006 graduate of Nevada High School, and a 2011 graduate of Pittsburg State University with a bachelor's degree in finance and elementary education. She is currently employed by the Nevada R-5 School District.
Matthew is a 2005 graduate of Nevada High School, and a 2007 graduate of Fort Scott Community College with a degree in agricultural technology. He is currently employed by Record Harvest in Nevada.