Peri was born in Marshalltown, IA and grew up in West Des Moines, IA. After graduating from Valley High School, Peri decided to follow in her older sister's footsteps and become a Hawkeye.
After attending the University of Iowa, Peri moved to Chicago and started her career as an Event Planner for a marketing agency downtown. Peri fell in love with the city and enjoyed meeting new friends, traveling for work and dining at the incredible restaurants around the city.
Peri and Adam reconnected in 2008 and in 2012 decided to make the move back home to West Des Moines.
Peri now works at the State Historical Building downtown Des Moines.
Adam was born and raised in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in 1999 and after attended the University of Iowa where he majored in economics and business studies. Unsure of what to do next, Adam took a position in the banking industry working for US Bank and Wells Fargo until 2006, when he moved to Chicago to work as a hotel real estate advisor.
Chicago was an excellent experience for Adam. Reconnecting with old college friends, going to Cubs games, attending street festivals and dining at some of the city's best restaurants were some of his favorite things to enjoy while there. It's also where he met Peri, his best friend and true love.
After six years in the "big city," Adam decided to return to the Des Moines area along side Peri when she was hired at the State Historical Building. Although it was a difficult decision to make, it's now become clear that Des Moines is home and he's very happy to be closer to family and old friends.
How we met
Although both Peri and Adam are originally from the Des Moines area, they somehow managed to miss each other before their college years. They would eventually meet through common connections at the University of Iowa, but it wasn't until late 2008 that the two would connect again for good while in Chicago.