Jillian is a 2006 graduate of Fort Scott High School and a 2010 graduate of McPherson College where she majored in communication and history. She earned her master's degree in public history from Wichita State University in 2012. She is currently the executive director of the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum in El Dorado, Kan.
Cody is a 2004 graduate of Rose Hill High School. He graduated from Wichita State University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree, and again in 2010 with a degree in nursing. He is currently an RN at the burn/trauma unit Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita.
The couple plan to be married on July 28, 2012, in Wichita.