Eugene Karaffa and Caitlin Lee to marry

George Sr. and Linda Karaffa of Ridgefield announce the engagement of their son, Eugene Karaffa, to Caitlin Lee, daughter of Robert and Margot Lee of Lake Forest, Ill.

Karaffa graduated from Wilton High School in 2004 and from the University of Rhode Island magna cum laude in 2008 with a degree in business marketing.

He has been employed  for seven years in the advertising industry and the last 3-plus years with Crispin Porter and Bogusky Advertising Agency in Boulder, Colo., as a management supervisor.

Lee graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in geography/GIS and a minor in energy efficiency from Renewable and Sustainable Energy Efficiency Institute.

She is employed  at  Zayo Group in Boulder as a fiber engineer.

Both are accomplished athletes and have competed in triathlons, marathons and half-marathons in numerous locations around the USA.

In addition, Karaffa has attained the title of Ironman three times in the last three years in addition to taking first place in an ultra marathon in Connecticut.

They enjoy  the outdoors, mountain climbing and are avid skiers.

The couple plans to be married in Boulder in the fall of 2016.