Though they technically met through the UConn Athletic office in the spring of 2014, Matt and Alexxis became fast friends through their on-campus internship at Cigna that fall. What started as a friendship blossomed into a new relationship in the spring of 2015, and the two have been inseparable since. Both Matt and Alexxis continued their careers at Cigna. They moved in together in the summer of 2016 and reside together in Bloomfield, CT today. Matt entered the Marketing Leadership Development Program, while Alexxis entered the Technical Early Career Development Program. While they don't work directly with one another, they share many of the same experiences and work friends. Matt even formed their championship-winning softball team (go ROI & RBI's!), and taught Alexxis how to play softball. Thanks to Matt, it's one of her favorite shared activities to this day! In February of 2019, Matt proposed to Alexxis on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. The sunset was gorgeous, and Matt suggested a walk on the lake. It was very cold, so Alexxis put on her thickest, longest coat, blissfully unaware of what was about to happen. She was shocked when Matt got down on his knee and asked her to marry him. Additionally, Matt had hired a photographer to capture the moment. After, the two went to Foam Brewers and spent the rest of the night spreading the good news to friends and family. They spent the rest of the weekend walking around Burlington, eating dinner at the Juniper restaurant, traveling north to Montreal, and enjoying Lord Huron and the Arkells in concert. It's a weekend they won't soon forget. Matt and Alexxis have had many great memories throughout the years. They enjoy spending their summer vacations with their best friends in Martha's Vineyard. They enjoy their weekends seeking out new coffee shops. They enjoy crafting and designing together. They even have learned to appreciate and enjoy quarantining together. Most importantly, they look forward to the lifetime of memories that they'll share as husband and wife. Their story is just beginning.