Together with their families, Stephanie Nicole Garoza and Ryan Dale Brand of Oak Park, Ill., announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Carol Garoza of Marietta and Valdis Garoza of Belen, N.M. She is a graduate of Marietta High School and Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
She is a manager of store operations for Paper Source Headquarters in Chicago.
The prospective bridegroom is the son of Richard and Marcia Brandt of Flushing, Mich. He is a graduate of Flushing High School and Michigan State University. He is a corrugated designer for the Strive Group in Chicago.
A wedding is planned for October.