Brandon is the grandson of Lucille Shipman of Bernie, Mo.
After graduating from Bernie High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS in exercise physiology and a minor in business, Brandon is a mortgage banker for Quicken Loans, Inc.
Alicia graduated from Arizona State University with a Masters of Social Work and is now the development specialist for a non-profit homeless shelter in Scottsdale, called Family Promise. Brandon and Alicia met while both were attending the University of Missouri-Columbia where Brandon played football and Alicia was on the Golden Girls dance team.
An April 6, 2013, wedding is being planned at the Blackstone Country Club in Peoria, Ariz.