Courtney Richards and Nathan Baer have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sharon and Mike Richards. She graduated from Linfield College at McMinnville with a bachelor's degree in athletic training sports medicine. She is employed as a certified athletic trainer in Sacramento, Calif.

Baer is the son of Sandi and Kim Baer of Baker City. He is a Baker High School graduate and is employed as an assistant manager for Les Schwab in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

The couple met while both were working and living in Bend. They were engaged in September 2007, and are planning a fall wedding later this year.