Announcement has been made of the engagement of Samantha K. Wallace and Dr. Eric M. Ecker, both of Williamsport.

An Oct. 27, 2018, wedding in Pittsburgh, is being planned.

Wallace is the daughter of Kathleen P. Wallace, of Pittsburgh, and Mark D. Wallace, of Clearwater, Florida. She graduated from Franklin Regional Senior High School, Murrysville, in 2002. She received a bachelor’s degree in English studies from Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, in 2015 and is pursuing a master’s degree in publishing studies at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She is employed as a freelance writer and yoga instructor.

Ecker is the son of Dr. Claire Currie, of Harrisburg, and Dr. Robert A. Ecker, of Williamsport. He graduated from St. John Neumann Regional Academy High School in 2005. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The University of Pittsburgh in 2008 and a doctorate of medical dentistry from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2012. He is the owner of Ecker Family Dental, Williamsport.