Larry and Carol Gordon of Potomac, Md., formerly of Wyncote, announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Joseph Gordon, to Serena Nicole Bishop, daughter of Russell and Connie Bishop of Bonney Lake, Wash.; and Karen and Mark Tyler of Portland, Ore.
Ben is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in anthropology. He works as the director of the ski school and head telemark ski instructor at Sunrise Lodge in Mount Bachelor, Ore. He also serves as the Central Oregon and Willamette Valley outreach coordinator for 1000 Friends of Oregon, an environmental advocacy organization.
Serena graduated as valedictorian from the University of Portland with a degree in finance. A competitive endurance athlete in bicycling, mountain running and skate skiing, she is the CEO of S-1 Enterprises, a Web site design and search engine optimization company in Bend, Ore. She is also a freelance writer.
Ben is the grandson of Mimi Litman and the late Irwin Litman, and the late Helene and Edward Gordon. Serena is the granddaughter of Adelaide Smith, and the late Carl and Lorraine Bishop.
The couple met and later became engaged at the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, where they are planning to host an August wedding.