Gwen, the daughter of Cathy and Larry Jacob of Pleasanton, graduated from Amador Valley High in 1998 and San Diego State in 2002. She is employed as an accountant and event planner at RECON Inc. in San Diego.
Tom graduated from Gen. Douglas McArthur High School, Long Island, N.Y., in 1993 and the New York College of Holistic Therapy and Research in 1999. He is the son of Ray and Julie Annese of Long Island, and is the owner of the Center for Massage in San Diego.
The couple plans to marry Aug. 4 at the San Diego Vintage Car Collection and honeymoon in 2013. They will reside in San Diego.