Fred and Brenda Landes of Pittsfield are happy to announce the engagement of their son Michael Alexander to Lisa Joann Englander, daughter of Ron and Paula Englander of Denver, Colorado.

Michael is the Director of Political Operations at The North Carolina Association of Realtors. He has an MA in public policy from the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. He holds undergraduate degrees from the Joint Program of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University.

Lisa recently graduated with joint Masters Degrees in Public Health and Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently studying for her board examination to become a Registered Dietitian. Her undergraduate degree is from Emory University and she spent two years in Togo with the Peace Corps.

Both currently reside in Durham, North Carolina. The wedding will take place on August 28th, 2016, at the Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado