Zearah and Betty Jackson are proud to announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their daughter, Jamia Eles Jackson to Karl Christian
Erickson of Zumbro Falls, Minnesota, the son of Tyrone and Sharon Erickson of
Zumbro Falls, Minnesota.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Columbia High and a 2004 graduate of
the University of South Florida with a degree in Exercise Science. Currently
employed with the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as an Assistant Director
of Strength & Conditioning, she works with Women’s Track & Field, Cross
Country, Tennis and Gymnastics. She is also a former member of the USA
Women’s Bobsled Team & two-time Olympic Weightlifting National Champion.
She is the granddaughter of Zeffie Daniels and the Late Willis Daniels and the
Late Zearah Sr. and Lillie Jackson of Jasper.
The future groom is a graduate of the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities with
a degree in Kinesiology. He is the Director of Sports Performance at 1st Athlete
Training Center in Edina, MN. Karl was a 7-time All-American in Shot Put and
Discus at the U of MN and former Resident Athlete of the US Olympic Training
The wedding is planned for Sunday, May 27, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza
Northstar Hotel Rooftop Sky Graden, followed by a reception at Windows of
Minnesota in Downtown Minneapolis.