Leah was born and raised in South Dakota. She graduated from South Dakota State University with degrees in Music and German in 2006 and received a Masters degree in Bassoon Performance from Kent State University in 2010. She is currently employed as a bassoonist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and at Sprint PCS in Sioux Falls.
John Walker holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor of Music from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He studied piano pedagogy at the New School for Music Study. Dr. Walker is Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies at SDSU, and Principal Keyboard for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
The wedding will be held at Eastside Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD.