The couple is planning a June 6, 2009, wedding in Sioux City.
Miss Collins is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Heelan High School, in Sioux City and a 2008 graduate of the social work department at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. She is currently working in Sioux City at Transitional Services of Iowa.
Alan is a 2003 graduate of Remsen-Union Community School in Remsen, and a 2007 graduate of the sports management program at Briar Cliff University. He is currently a member of the 185th Iowa Air National Guard and full-time airport firefighter for the Sioux City Airport.