Kent and Kathy Martin of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Claire Martin of Duluth, to Ryan Thomas McKinney of Sugar Hill, son of Jerry McKinney of Decatur, Ala., and Diane McKinney of Sugar Hill.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Shirley Walsh of Houma, La., and the late Buddy and Vera Martin. She is a 2001 graduate of Duluth High School, a 2005 graduate of North Georgia College and State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a 2008 graduate of Walden University, where she received a master's degree in reading and literacy and a 2010 graduate of Piedmont College, where she received a specialist's degree in teaching and learning. She is employed with Gwinnett County Public Schools. The future groom is the grandson of the late Chuck and Millie McKinney and the late Pete and Imogene Willis. He is a 1998 graduate of North Gwinnett High School and a 2004 graduate of Georgia Tech, where he received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. he is employed with The Home Depot as a manager.

The wedding is planned for spring 2012.