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September 16, 2012
Messenger News
Traci Schnepf and Alex Ortiz, both of Chicago, Ill. were married May 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Fort Dodge.
Parents of the couple are Pat and Jill Schnepf, of Vernon, Texas, and Alex and Teresa Ortiz, of Aurora, Colo.
Maid of honor was Ellie Schnepf, sister of the bride. Best man was Hector Valdez. Best matron was Tanja Ortiz Fitzsimmons, sister of the groom.
The bride’s attendants were Lindsey Brand Redman, Lisa McElroy Peters, Jen Tilton, Alicia Bongiovanni, Kelli Dressen Helgeson, Amy Lenox Kliegl, Sondra Ortiz, Monica Ortiz Smith, Amber Bonnstetter Barwin, Corey Fishbaugher Schnepf and Jessica Bemrich Smith.
Groomsmen were Les Swiecki, Jon Buczkowski, Brian Saller, Andy Johnson, Adam Miklaszewski, Mike Lanning and Jobey Schnepf.
The bride graduated from St. Edmond High School in 1997 and the University of Iowa in 2001 with a dual degree in psychology and journalism. She is a non-profit consultant with Laurus Strategies, in Chicago, Ill.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Carthage Central High School, Carthage, N.Y., and a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, receiving his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering in 2002. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering in 2005. He is a director at ICON Venue Group.
The couple took honeymooned in Costa Rica.


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