McLarty-Portnoy Engagement

McLarty-Portnoy Engagement

Katrina Elizabeth McLarty, daughter of Alan and Sylvia McLarty of Houston, Texas (originally from Scotland), and Benjamin Alec Portnoy, son of Robert & Lisa Portnoy of St. Louis, have announced their engagement. 

She is the granddaughter of the late Stanislaw and the late Margaret Wojciechowski and the late James and the late Margaret McLarty, all from Scotland. 

He is the grandson of Shirley Gerchen and the late Marvin Gerchen, and the late Ben and the late Zelma Portnoy, all from St. Louis. 

The bride-to-be earned her bachelor of science degree in advertising at the University of Texas, Austin. She is currently attending Nursing School at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and works as veterinary technician at an animal hospital. Her fiancé earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism, advertising/graphic design from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is currently Director of Marketing for Retiring Well, a financial planning firm in Austin. 

The couple met in Austin in 2008 at a vegetarian social group. 

A June, 2014 wedding is planned in Austin.