In March 2019, Kyle and Ellen met at a Soma Church retreat, they hit it off immediately playing games and having friendly discussion about public policy, philosophy and such. Ellen was immediate drawn to Kyle's confidence and intelligence, while Kyle noticed how genuine and engaging Ellen was. Less than 48-hours later, Kyle asks Ellen on their first date, brunch after church. The two continue to get to know each other through long walks, adventurous dates, conversations at the Idle in Fountain Square, and late night phone calls. Even as Kyle has been working on his penetration testing certifications and Ellen has been working on her master's, the two have always made plenty of time to get to learn more about each other. Kyle and Ellen have a regular Wednesday night date which often includes local hikes, fried chicken from the Eagle, homemade dinners, and time reading and discussing scripture. One of their very favorite dates is a ride up the Monon to pick up cold, delicious peaches at Locally Grown Gardens. As they got to know each other more, Ellen learned how intentional, kind, and curious Kyle is, and Kyle enjoyed the fun and excitement Ellen brings to every day. Kyle and Ellen got engaged at Locally Grown Gardens on June 6th, 2020! They are so excited to be married, and cannot wait to celebrate with all of you!