Nicole Birkland and Gary Long are engaged to be married July 12, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie, Iowa.
Birkland is a professional opera singer employed by Opera San Jose. She is the daughter of Dean and Jean Birkland of Moorland, Iowa, and a 1997 graduate of Prairie Valley High School in Gowrie.
Long is a salesman for Young’s Market Co. in Berkeley. He is the son of Ron and Carolyn Long of St. Helena and a 1996 graduate of St. Helena High School. The couple will make their home in Napa.