Debra and Bill Berger of Woodbury, N.J., announce the engagement of their son, Scott Philip Berger, to Orinda Patty Lara Garez, daughter of Eddy and Claudia Van Brabrandt-Garez of Anderson, S.C. Scott is also the son of Helene Ramos.
Orinda, a graduate of Clemson University, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse at an out-patient dialysis center.
Scott is a graduate of William & Mary, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He works for Cox Media Publishing.
The couple, who lives in Simpsonville, S.C., is planning an October wedding.