Sheila and Dan were married in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on April 13, 2006. They were joined by close family. Friends and family celebrated the couple's recent wedding at receptions held in Le Mars and Toledo, Ohio in July 2006.
Sheila is a 1997 graduate of Le Mars Community High School, where she was a salutatorian. She graduated summa cum laude with four majors from Drake University in 2001. In May 2005, she graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Sheila is a federal attorney for the United States Government Accountability Office.
Dan is a 1997 graduate of Toledo Christian Schools in Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toledo in 2001. He completed a joint degree program at the Catholic University of America in 2004, where he received a J.D. and a master's degree in World Politics. Dan is a consultant for Bearing Point, Inc., where he is working on the rebuilding of the Iraqi criminal justice system.
Sheila and Dan are at home in Washington, D.C.