Josh Priester and Nicole Crawford engagement 6-30-13


Tom and Betsy Knapp of Grand Junction, Colo., announce the engagement of daughter Nicole Crawford of Thousand Oaks, Calif., to former Walla Walla resident, Josh Priester, now of Santa Barbara, Calif.

Josh is the son of Doug and Annette Bayer and Jeff and Kathy Priester, all of Walla Walla. He graduated in 2000 from Walla Walla High School, received a bachelor’s in 2006 from George Fox University, Newberg, Ore., and a master’s in sports administration in 2008 from U.S. Sports Academy, Daphne, Ala. He is director and head coach at the Women’s Athletic Performance Foundation, Santa Barbara.

Nicole graduated in 2004 from Grand Junction High School and in 2008 from Oregon State University. In 2011, she received a master’s in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and in 2013 received a master’s in clinical psychology from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. She is pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology. Since 2008 she has worked as the cross country assistant track coach at California Lutheran University.

An Aug. 23, 2013, wedding is planned at San Sophia Overlook, Telluride, Colo. A reception at the Walla Walla home of Jeff and Kathy Priester is planned for Sept. 7, 2013.


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