Chad proposed to Leah while fishing on the Carson River on June 29, 2009.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steven and the late Christine Fenske of Tracy. She grew up in Tracy and graduated from West High School in 1997, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of the Pacific in 2005. She works for the U.S. General Services Administration as a management program analyst. Her brothers are Stephen Fenske of Tracy and Shawn Fenske of Sterling Heights, Mich. Her grandparents are Jeanine Carlin of Sacramento and Doris Fenske of Ripon.
The groom-to-be is the son of Bob and Susie Walker of Sonora. He graduated from Sonora High School in 1998 and received an associate degree in HVAC from Universal Technical Institute in 1999. He works as a service tech pipefitter for Cen-Cal Fire Systems. Chad’s sister is Ashley Boyles of Chico, and his grandparents are Kris Pizzo of Palm Springs and Rex Buchanan of Las Cruces, N.M.