Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dara Benkenstein Carpenter

Well, let's start at the beginning or the end of high school. I when to work in Jackson Hole WY to work at the Jackson Hole Airport at the FBO (Fixed Operation Base) as a greeter. What is a greeter? A greeter is a person who park airplanes by directing into parking spots. Also helping pax and crew with there need. An FBO is where private planes come in.

Just before my husband Tyson came home from his mission, I came back home to Idaho. I knew him before he left and found out after kissing so many frogs he was the one for me. Four months later we got married; July 30 2004. Tyson started going to school to become a Civil Engineer at ISU. After a short time off, I went to work for Horizon Air in Idaho Falls as a Customer Service Agent. I did everything from Parking planes, Loading bags, and Working the counter. If you ever watch the show Airline it is all really what its like, just add snow. With working for the Airline you are able to fly for free, and we traveled as much as we could.

After a 1 1/2 years of that crazy airline life, I went to work at Local News 8 in sales. Then I got a call to come work the local FBO Aero Mark as a Lineperson were I work now. At this job I fuel aircraft, moving them, de-ice them, or anthing else that needs done. I guess you could say I love working in Aviation. In all this time we had moved 4 times. Now we are in Idaho Falls in our first house. Shortly after moving into our home, I found out we were having a baby. In December 2008 Tyson graduated from college and got a job working for ITD ( Idaho Transportation Department) and in Febuary our baby girl Evelyn Shay was born. She is the best little gift we could have ever asked for. Tyson is such a good dad, its so much fun to watch the two of them together. Motherhood is a very busy job but you get the best little rewards from your little one.

So, that is my life so far in a nutshell. It's crazy to think only a few years ago we were all at Rigby High school itching to get out into the real world. Well, so far the real world has been good to me. It has been great to look and see how everyone is doing. Thanks for starting the class of 2002 blog and you all take care.

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