Blaine Hardy of Edmonds married Nicole Haverland, Ph.D, of Perham, Minn. in an outdoor ceremony on November 14, 2015 with close family and friends in Litchfield Park, Ariz. The couple honeymooned in Florida.
The bride’s parents are Sue and Dan Schroeder, and Jeff and Pam Haverland of Perham, Minn. The groom’s parents are Susette Hardy of Edmonds and Dave and Kim Hardy of Goodyear, Ariz.
Haverland is a 2004 Perham High School graduate who receive a bachelor of science in biology and chemistry from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Ph.D. in pharmacology and experimental neuroscience from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her research is focused on the molecular classification and stratification of highly similar leukemias in order to improve diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.
Hardy is a 2005 Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate. He attended Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho where he majored in business and helped the Warriors win the 2008 NAIA Baseball National Championships. Drafted in his junior year at Lewis-Clark by the Kansas City Royals in the 2008 Major League Baseball amateur draft, he made his major league debut in 2014 for the Detroit Tigers and is currently a relief pitcher for the Tigers. After baseball, Hardy plans to complete his coursework to earn a bachelor’s degree in business and computer programming.
During the baseball offseason, the couple resides in Evanston.