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Lanny and Olive Shortridge of Stafford County and Russell and Barbara Lawter of Spotsylvania County announce the engagement of their daughter Cortney Lynne Shortridge of Loudoun County to Michael Lee Shackson, also of Loudoun.
The groom is the son of retired Col. Charles W. and Carmel Shackson of Cape Coral, Fla.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of George Mason University, where she received a bachelor's degree in communication. She is employed as a technical recruiter with REI Systems in Sterling.
The groom attended Greensboro College and is employed as a systems engineer with mindSHIFT Technologies in Sterling.
They plan to marry at sunset on the beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina on April 25, 2013.