August 2009: Marc and Claire meet at Muskingum College on Freshman move-in day; Marc is too shy to say more than two words to Claire. 2010: Marc and Claire become close friends after hanging in the same circles for two semesters. January- June 2011: Claire leaves for a semester in France, Marc takes a semester off. Both stay in touch with one-another via hand-written letters. August 2011: Claire leaves Muskingum College for another University; Marc and Claire continue to grow close, however. December 18, 2011: In true Pittsburgh fashion, Marc asks Claire to be his girlfriend after a trip up Mount Washington on the Duquesne Incline. June 2015: After several years of long distance dating, Marc and Claire move in together. October 2016: Marc and Claire adopt their first fur-baby together, named Millie Apples. July 26, 2017: After a day of hiking in Cooks Forest and canoeing the Clarion River, Marc asks Claire to marry him at a spot overlooking the beautiful pond at the Lakewood Cabin. June 22, 2019: Marc and Claire wed at the Lakewood Cabin with family and friends from near and far. The couple plans to celebrate their love in the same place of the proposal.