Mark and Sharon Ates, Jay are proud to announce the engagement of their son Joseph Edward to Katie Ann Cribbs, daughter of Vernon and Jamie Cribbs of St. Augustine, Florida. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed at Oasis Optical Alignment of Pensacola. Katie graduates from University of Florida in May with a masterís degree in environmental engineering. Upon graduation Joseph and Katie will have a private wedding in St. Augustine. The couple will live in Milton; they look forward to making their life in Santa Rosa County as they enjoy work and leisure of biking, hiking and camping.