Valerie Shaffer, Erick Johnson

Stephen and Tina Shaffer of Altoona and Tammy and Anthony Carnicella of Hollidaysburg announced the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Shaffer, to Erick Johnson, son of Tiffany Johnson of Dover, Del.

The future bride and groom met at Penn State’s University Park Campus where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and he earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

Valerie continued on to earn a masters of social work from the University of Michigan and Erick earned a masters of engineering in systems engineering from Penn State.

Both currently work in Pittsburgh where Valerie is employed as a licensed clinical social worker at Matilda Theiss Early Childhood Behavioral Health Center and Erick is a software engineer for Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

The couple became engaged at Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park in May 2020 and look forward to their wedding in Mount Joy on Sept. 12.


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