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Our Story

Our relationship resulted from the efforts of a number of friends that really care about us.  We met at a holiday party at Alex West's house after one of Matt's coworkers (Paul) and one of Mara's DU friends (Kassie) came up with the idea of setting us up.   The entire evening the three of them as well as Mara's roomate Neil orchestrated every single detail to make sure that both of us were comfortable and felt supported and safe while still giving us space to get to know each other.    Looking back it was amazing and a testament to the quality of the friendships we both have been lucky enough to build over the years.   It wasn't until a few weeks later that we realized that we had actually met a few times before that, the first time being at a marketing mixer soon after Matt moved to Colorado in mid 2007.  


Our relationship developed very quickly  as
we both realized that we had found someone special, (and as Mara realized that the New Yorker could actually ski well!).   From Denver to Vail to Miami to Europe to Texas and back again, we've continued to grow together and have never looked back.   


On the night of August 10th we got engaged on a beach under the stars in Beach Haven, NJ, a small town on Long Beach Island that is special to Matt's family.   It was a beautiful weekend with family and friends that culminated with Mara browsing diamonds and building her own ring in New York's famed diamond district.


Now we look to the future.  Both of us are working at
Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, and we've been building
our home together in Denver with our dog Whisky.