John Timothy and Heather Echols of Midland, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tarabeth Echols to Michael Alan Gertsch.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mary Lou Wilson and the late Mark D. Wilson of Midland, Texas, and Eddie Juan Echols and the late Ray Echols of Big Spring, Texas. She is a 2005 graduate of Trinity School of Midland, Texas, and a 2011 graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she earned a Bachelor of Interior Design and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and a Razorback Majorette. She is currently working as an interior design consultant for Porcelanosa, a Spanish tile, bath, and kitchen manufacturer in Dallas, Texas.

The prospective groom is the son of Steve and Lisa Gertsch of Cabot. He is the grandson of Modine Gertsch and the late Alfred Gertsch of North Little Rock, and Colonel Jack A. and Violet Powers of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and the late Christine E. Powers of Jacksonville. He is a 2006 graduate of Cabot High School and a 2010 graduate of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in German and was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity. He is employed as an investment banker with USAA in Addison, Texas.

The couple will be married March 1, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas.