Vanessa is a 2010 Bronaugh High School graduate and is currently attending Missouri Southern State University majoring in early childhood education, and participates on the track and field team. She is employed by the Lucky J Steakhouse and Arena in Carthage. Favorite pastimes are two-stepping, singing, spending time with her friends and riding her horse, Princess.
Aaron is currently enrolled in Austin Peay State University majoring in criminal justice and is a parachute rigger in the Army Reserves. For entertainment he enjoys singing and playing guitar, bull riding competitively, spending time with friends, and riding his horse, CJ.
The couple are planning a March 16, 2013, wedding in Nevada. They will live in Joplin until schooling is completed and then reside on the family farm in Stockton, Mo.