Shawn Beckman and Chris Owsley


Born in Texas but brought home to the UP when she was two weeks old, Shawn Beckman has always called Marquette her home. Shawn graduated from both Marquette Senior High School and Northern Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations. Shawn began her career at River Valley Bank in the summer of 2012 as a Mortgage Assistant and joined the Retail Banking team in 2015. In early 2018, she was promoted to Assistant Market Manager. Being active in the community is something that is very important to her. Currently, Shawn is a United Way Campaign Co-Chair and also volunteers her time with organizations like The U.P. Children’s Museum and The Beacon House.
Chris Owsley grew up in Colon, MI and came to Marquette in the fall of 2006 to attend NMU. During school he was a member of the TKE fraternity and now is a member of that Marquette Masons. In 2010, he began working for Double Trouble DJs and has officiated and MC’d countless weddings throughout the Upper Peninsula. Since March 2018, Chris has been the Entertainment Manager at The 906 Bar & Grill where he hosts Trivia Night on Thursdays and Country Night every Friday.
Between his work with Double Trouble and her community involvement, Chris and Shawn soon found their paths crossing frequently. After months of working together at events throughout town they began dating in the spring of 2016. They became engaged the following year and are excitedly planning a wedding for this summer. Chris & Shawn live in south Marquette with their adorable dog, Zuri. In the summer months you will often find them at the Marquette Golf Club, enjoying the game they both love so much. Besides golfing they also enjoy spending time at Shawn’s parents’ lake house with their families especially their niece and nephew, Ally & Henry.

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