Carey Zander of Crescent City plans to marry Matt Wells.

The couple met on a blind date and have been together ever since. Wells proposed to Zander Dec. 22, 2005 in front of the Christmas tree.

Zander is the daughter of Lynn and Craig Zander of Crescent City. She is a 2000 graduate of Del Norte High School, and graduated from Humboldt State University with a bachelor of arts in history. She works for the National Park Service as a Park Ranger.

Wells is the son of Vicki Wells of Newman and Bill Wells of Stevinson. He graduated in 2000 from Orestimba High School, and from Humboldt State University in 2004, where he attained a Bachelor of Science in wildlife. He works for California Department of Fish and Game.