Dr. and Mrs. Richard Brent Rody, MD of Spartanburg, South Carolina announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Nicole Rody of Charleston, to Alan Kitrell Sampson of Charleston, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Edwin Sampson of Aiken. The wedding is planned for January 19, 2014, in Naples, Florida.

The bride-elect is the paternal granddaughter of the late Dr. Arthur Richard Rody, DDS and Mrs. Margaret Lou Rody of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She is a 2009 graduate of Spartanburg Day School. She is a 2013 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. She is employed by West Fraser and Helena Fox Fine Arts of Charleston.

The bridegroom-elect is a maternal grandson of the late Mr. Willis Kitrell Herndon and the late Mrs. “Mootzie” Hisel Herndon, and a paternal grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Mosely Sampson of Aiken.

He is a 2007 graduate of Aiken High School. He is a 2012 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, and a 2013 graduate of Johnson and Wales University with an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. He is employed by Harris Teeter in Charleston, South Carolina.