Kristy Jo Byrd and Jarred Tay Brigman, together with their parents, have announced their engagement. She is a daughter of Jo Dette Byrd of Ursa and Donald and Amy Byrd of 1301 S. 28th. Mr. Brigman is a son of Stacy and Chad Brigman of Wood River.
The bride-elect, of Wood River, graduated from Unity High School in Mendon in 2006 and from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in philosophy with a minor in psychology. She is employed by Kohl's in Edwardsville.
The prospective bridegroom graduated from Roxanna High School in Roxanna in 2001. He is employed in culinary.
The couple plans to be married in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.