Emily is a 2002 graduate of Cambridge-Isanti High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. She currently works as a research associate at Stephen R. Braund & Associates, a private consulting firm that researches subsistence use and assesses the cultural impact of development around the state of Alaska. Her attendants were Jenny Christofferson, Amber Tincher, Heidi Lietha, Joni Nordberg, Candace Vig and Sheena Wood.
Joshua is a graduate 2003 graduate of Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska and a 2007 graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice. He currently works for the State of Alaska as a Corrections Officer. His attendants were Michael Tallent, Derrick Medina, Krist Olsen, Eric Isaak, Scott Schlosser and Josh Christofferson.
Joshua and Emily met playing rugby for the University of North Dakota.
Parents of the bride are Gary and Pat Christofferson of Cambridge. Parents of the groom are Michael Wood and Angie Deichert of Anchorage, Alaska. The couple currently resides at their home in Anchorage.