Dorothea Helen Trible and Ellis Michael Ott are engaged to be married at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18, at Birch Hill Cross-Country Ski Hall in Fairbanks, with reception to follow. The ceremony will be officiated by William Teter of Chugwater, Wyo.
The wdding party includes best man Kenneth Meggitt of Fairbanks, usher Robert, matron of honor Kara, flower girl Irelyn McKernan of Driggs, Idaho, maid of honor Lysa Chizmadia of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, usher Alvin Q., ring bearer Riley, and flower girl Delaney Ott of Fairbanks.
Dorothea is the daughter of Thomas Charles and Marla Mae Cave Trible, currently of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Dorothea grew up with her brother Scott in Juneau, where she attended Valley Baptist Academy for nine years. She graduated from Farmington High School in New Mexico in 1995, and graduated with honor from the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Honors College in 2000 with a bachelor of science in architectural engineering. She interned as a structural engineer with firms in Albuquerque and Idaho Falls, and earned her professional engineer license. Dorothea is a teaching assistant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks pursuing a master of civil engineering degree.
Ellis is the son of Alvin George and Janice Taft Ott of Fairbanks. Ellis grew up with his brothers Alvin, Edward, Robert, Glenn, Erich, and Charles and sister Paige in Fairbanks, graduating from West Valley High School in 1996. He graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2000 with a bachelor of science in mathematics; and graduated from Iowa State University in 2002 with a master of science in statistics, and in 2007 with a doctor of philosophy in statistics and education. Ellis is a research associate and accountability coordinator with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
The couple will make their home in Fairbanks.