Dale Vogel and Nancy Bird, Mercer Island, Wash., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Bird-Vogel, to Reid Lawrence Wilkes, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wilkes, Ardmore.


Dale Vogel and Nancy Bird, Mercer Island, Wash., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Bird-Vogel, to Reid Lawrence Wilkes, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wilkes, Ardmore.

 

The bride elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bird, Mesa, Ariz.; and Mr. and Mrs. Dale J. Vogel, San Jose, Calif.

 

She graduated from East Side Catholic High School in Bellevue, Wash., and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Film/Video from Duke University in Durham, N.C.

 

She is currently attending the University of Washington working on her Master of Arts degree in Digital Media Communications. She is the owner of Blue Bird Strategies in Kirkland, Wash.

 

Wilkes graduated from Ardmore High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma.

 

He received his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

 

He is employed as a senior program manager at Microsoft Corporation in Bellevue.

 

His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilkes, Ardmore; and Catharine Butts, Ardmore.

 

The couple plan to be married July 18, 2010, at Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Wash.