The engagement of Kelli Kinkead and Mark Ellis, both of St. Helens, is being announced by the couple and their parents.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Kathy and Jim Kinkead of Pendleton. She graduated in 2002 from Pilot Rock High School and is working on earning her nursing degree at Portland Community College.
The groom to be is the son of Sandy and Dwaine Ellis of Beaver. He graduated in 1991 from Glencoe High School in Hillsboro. He earned a degree in civil engineering in 1996 at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls. He's employed at Intel in Hillsboro.
The couple will be married Aug. 4, 2007, on the beach in Seaside.