KLIPSAN - Christopher Becken and Anya Zolotarova were married in a family ceremony on March 18, 2006, on the beach at Blackwood Beach Cottages in Klipsan. The couple were attended by Christopher's sister, Andrea Becken and brother, Matthew Becken. Glenn Petersen officiated the ceremony.
The couple met while attending Whitworth College in Spokane where Anya was an exchange student. Christopher graduated from Ilwaco High School in 2001 and Whitworth College in 2005. Anya will be graduating from Whitworth in May. The couple is making their first home in the Spokane area.
Christopher is the son of Jo and Glenn Petersen of Klipsan and Guy Becken and Roberta Brooks of Seattle.
Anya is the daughter of Oleg Zolotarov and Galina Zolotarova of Lviv, Ukraine.