Gary and Kristine Garback of Abingdon announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Anne Garback, of Belcamp, to Michael Frank Lavrich, also of Belcamp.
Garback has lived in Harford County since 1985 and is a 1998 graduate of Bel Air High School. She earned a bachelor of arts in modern languages and linguistics from UMBC and a master of arts from College of Notre Dame of Maryland in administration and supervision. She has been a high school Spanish teacher and co-head swim coach for Havre de Grace High School for the past 10 years. She has coached numerous Harford County summer swim teams over the past 15 years - Emmorton, Aberdeen and Belcamp.
Lavrich, son of Joseph and Nancy Lavrich, of Pittsburgh, Pa., graduated from Shaler Area Senior High School in Pennsylvania and a bachelor of arts in theater art from University of Pittsburgh. He lived in Colorado and Florida before moving to the Towson area in Maryland in 2005 to become scene shop foreman at Center Stage in Baltimore. He is the warehouse manager for Spartan Surfaces commercial flooring company in Forest Hill.
The couple met in August 2011 and were engaged on Dec. 25, 2011 at Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania. A Dec. 22 wedding is planned at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air.