Lori Elizabeth Baker Matthew Edward Roark
Announcement is made today of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Lori Elizabeth Baker and Matthew Edward Roark.
Lori is a 2001 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from East Tennessee State University in 2004; a master’s degree in English from ETSU in 2007; and a master’s degree in education from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, in 2009. She is employed as a seventh and eighth grade Language Arts Teacher at Hunter Elementary School.
Her fiance is the son of Patricia Roark, 122 Raven Rock Cove Road, Elizabethton, and the late Eddie Roark. He is the grandson of the late Hillman and Sarah Roark, and Carrie Ratliff, 122 Raven Rock Cove Road, Elizabethton, and the late Sonny Ratliff.
Matthew is a 2001 graduate of Hampton High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, in 2005, and a J.D. in Law from Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Ill., in 2009. He is employed as Assistant District Attorney, First Judicial District.
The couple will be married at Allandale Mansion, Kingsport, on Friday, October 28, 2011.