Olesya Dracheva and John J. Thyne III happily announce their engagement to be married.

Dracheva is a regional manager for a medical spa company, holds a master’s degree in history and plays the piano.

Thyne is a local attorney, real estate broker and law professor. He is president of the Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation, co-founder of Goodwin & Thyne Properties, serves on the University Club’s Board of Directors and is active in many community organizations.

The couple met four years ago and together have traveled internationally much of this year. They were engaged in Santorini, Greece, and plan to wed in early 2012.