The family of Kristi Sue Bennett announces her engagement to Michael Jarred Stailing of Damariscotta, Maine. Bennett is a 2002 graduate of Grant Union High School in John Day. She worked at a horse ranch in Texas, an airline in Idaho and an insurance company in Washington, and she met Stailing during her eight years as a wildland firefighter in Oregon and Montana. Bennett now works at the Pacific Northwest Incident Support Cache in Redmond, providing logistical support to emergency incidents. Stailing is a 2006 graduate of Lincoln Academy and a 2008 graduate of Southern Maine Community College. He volunteered at Damariscotta Fire Department while completing his fire science degree before moving to the Pacific Northwest. Both Stailing and Bennett are employed by the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon. Stailing works as a firefighter on the Deschutes National Forest. Stailing is the son of Karen Fossett and Michael Stailing of Newcastle and Damariscotta, Maine. Bennett is the daughter of Penny Bennett of Terrebonne and Ed Bennett of Mt. Vernon. The wedding will be held on Dec. 29 in Terrebonne, where the couple currently resides.