Christina Carlyn Pakola of Minneapolis and Justin Ryan Hobson of Austin, Texas, are engaged to be married July 9 at the Semple Mansion in Minneapolis.
Pakola is the daughter of Harley and Beth Pakola of Spicer.
She is a 2003 graduate of Willmar Senior High School and a 2007 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter with a degree in biology. She expects to graduate this month from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with a doctor of dental surgery degree.
Hobson is the son of Mike and Laurie Hobson of Buda, Texas.
He is a 1999 graduate of Union High School in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa, and a 2004 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in business. He founded and operates Investor LLC and Platinum Realty.