Farris -- Petersen
Amber Farris and Michael Petersen, both of Ridgecrest, Calif., are engaged to be married Jan. 8 at White Star in Ridgecrest.
Farris is the daughter of Bill and Cherie Farris of Ridgecrest. She is a 1999 graduate of Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest and a 2003 graduate of California State University in Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree in choral music education. She earned a master's degree in vocal performance and pedagogy in 2007from California State University in Los Angeles. She is employed as a classical singer and teacher in Los Angeles and Ridgecrest.
Petersen is the son of Leroy and Sheryl Petersen of Kerkhoven.
He is a 1999 graduate of MACCRAY High School in Clara City and a 2005 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and mechanics. He is employed as a U.S Navy civilian aerospace engineer in China Lake, Calif.