When Clayton Powell, a well-known drummer in Pittsburgh, first laid eyes on Takisha Doswell back in 2009 when he worked at Urban League Charter School (now known as Urban Academy), “I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her,” he said.
“I would see her at school and out and about and would awkwardly stare at her, wishing I knew how to say something to her without sounding awkward.”
Takisha’s children were students at the school, and to her, at first, Clayton was “a nice guy who, to me, had a staring problem. LOL (laugh out loud). Nevertheless, there was something genuine in his eyes.”
They didn’t speak too much in the months and years after.
Fast forward, seven years later, to 2016, when Takisha began working at Urban Academy. Clayton was there, as well! And, as Takisha tells it on their wedding website, “the work relationship turned into a work husband/work wife thing where we would have lunch all the time together.”
Eventually, the two became an official couple, and, since this is in the New Pittsburgh Courier, that can only mean one thing…he proposed, she said yes, and just a few weeks ago, on Aug. 8, Takisha and Clayton were married in a ceremony held at the Doubletree Hilton—Green Tree.