Thursday, January 29, 2009

Boasting Bengal: Kristen Luck

Kristen Luck took up a career in nursing after graduating from the University of Utah in 2003. Currently residing in Midvale, Kristen commutes to Primary Children's Medical Center where she has worked for six years in the float pool, which she defines as "working in any unit where they need me that day." Sounds like there's never a dull moment with that job description.

In Kristen's spare time, she loves to bike, practice yoga, learn how to cook, rock climb, and use her amazing voice in a community choir.

[Reunite with Kristen on Facebook here.]

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Boasting Bengal: Robert Aird

Robert Aird has had an adventure-filled decade after leaving the hollowed halls of good ole BHS. After graduating he went on to work as a "Heavy Musical Instrument Relocation Specialist" (piano mover) for Summerhays music until leaving on an LDS mission to Mexico City in November of 1999.

Upon returning from Mexico, he started school at BYU where he studied Finance and Spanish. In Provo, he was able to keep up contact with many of his Bengal friends, principally by living with three of them. His college years were full of traveling, playing, dating, and studying. His first job back at school was as a "Sports Field Technician" whose job it was to prepare the BYU sporting fields for competition. Yes, he did paint the "Y" on the mountain in the Mountain West Conference symbol on the football field in 2003. He was later blessed enough to be hired on as a Teacher at the Missionary Training Center. He worked there for the remainder of his time in Provo, and while working in the referral center, he met his future wife, Katie Audette (also a teacher in the MTC). They were married in April of 2005 in SLC.

Rob was recruited out of school by a Southern California hedge fund. Upon arrival for his final interview in Beverly Hills, who should he run into but fellow Bengal Josh (Yosh) Hansen. Robert and Katie moved to LA, where Rob took up the art of surfing. He says he isn’t that good but is willing to surf with anyone who would like to go. The Airds had their first son, Easton, in December of 2006.

In the summer of 2008 Rob was asked to move to Ireland to work in the new European office of the same fund. So, he packed up his wife and son and they moved to Dublin, Ireland. His surfing has dried up some since the relocation, but it is exciting having their own European Adventure. Rob is busy working and traveling around Europe. He and his wife are currently expecting their second son any day now. You can catch up with the Aird family on their blog. If any fellow Bengals are ever on the Emerald Isle, please drop Rob a line and he will be happy to show you around the greater Dublin area.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

In Memorium: Jaime Wilhite

Jaime Sue Wilhite

12/2/80 ~ 1/17/06

Our courageous daughter, sister and aunt finally found the peace she has been searching for on January 17, 2006 as she passed through the veil, free from the cares and worries of this mortal world. After several years of a heroic struggle against clinical depression, Jaime broke the chains which bound her in this life.

She was born to Nancy Bolton and John Wilhite on December 2, 1980 in Murray, Utah. Jaime was loved by her family and by everyone who knew her. She loved everything that had to do with law enforcement. She loved art, animals, the outdoors, photography, scrapbooking, and most of all - spending time with her family. She always looked forward to playing with her nieces and nephews and they adored her. Family gatherings were the pinnacles that sustained her through the peaks and valleys in this life.

She spent countless hours in service and love for her family and friends. She believed in her Savior and had a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel. She relied on her knowledge of the Plan of Salvation, knowing that she will see her loved ones who have passed on before her. We have appreciated the many friends in the Willow Creek 2nd Ward, as their friendship, service and love have helped Jaime all throughout her life. We are grateful to the AVCC staff and to Marci Remington for their continual love and support for Jaime.

Survived by her parents; brothers Scott (Becca), Heber, Utah; Brent (Jen), Layton, Utah; Tyler, serving in the Philippines, Bacolod Mission; sisters Wendy Glade (Harold), Highland, Utah; Lori Harvey (Sam), South Jordan, Utah; 12 nieces and nephews; and her grandmother, Vivian Wilhite. She is preceded in death by her beloved grandparents Chuck and Lois Bolton, Billy Jr. Wilhite, her uncle Bob and two of her favorite cats, Misty and Pepper.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2006 at the Willow Creek 2nd Ward Chapel, 2115 E. Creek Road, Sandy. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the 11:00 service. Interment will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 S., Sandy. Jaime, you will always be in our thoughts. We miss you and love you so much.

[Via source]

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Boasting Bengal: Chris Cullimore

It's nice to have a friend on your side if you do something stupid with the law. Chris Cullimore has recently given up his employment in the insurance industry and become part of the civil service crowd. About the time of the reunion, Chris should be an official member of law enforcement somewhere in Salt Lake--his father, mayor of Cottonwood Heights, has already banned him from working in Brighton's home town. So far he's learned not only criminal law, but also how to effectively take someone down if attacked, control them, and search them appropriately (otherwise known as defensive tactics). The more exciting stuff, he says, will come soon. Look forward to asking him about it at the reunion.

[Chris is on're all going to want to add him as a friend here.]

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Senior Mosts: Nathan Zubal

Most Likely to Win an Academy Award

Nate Zubal has made a name for himself in the fashion and theater industries. At Weber State University he worked with the 2001 production of A Christmas Carol. In 2003 he was in the ensemble for off Broadway’s Primrose. Currently he is a fashion editor in New York City.

[Read Nate’s fabulous infomat bio here.]