Rose Hartzell and Timothy Cushanick are planning a July 27, 2012, wedding at St. Brigid Catholic Church in San Diego, Calif.
Parents of the couple are John and Carmella Hartzell of Germantown and Stephan and Jennifer Cushanick of Bristow, Va.
The bride-to-be graduated from Germantown High School and received a bachelor's degree in dance with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then earned a master's degreee from Indiana University in counseling and health promotion, an education specialist degree in counseling and counselor education and finally a doctorate in health behavior with minors in human sexuality and counseling. She is a sex therapist at San Diego Sexual Medicine.
The future groom graduated from Easton High School in Easton, Md., then obtained a bachelor's degree in international politics from Pennsylvania State University, where he also graduated from Naval Reserve Officers Taining Corps. He is a lieutenant in U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego, where he serves as an instructor of newly commissioned officers at the Surface Warfare Officers School.
Tim proposed on live television while Rose was doing her regular monthly segment for FOX5 in San Diego.