Adamy Diaz-Carpenter and Don Carpenter Story

Adamy Diaz-Carpenter and Don Carpenter

Giving Helps Others Achieve Their Dreams

Some people get married and return to the same job after the honeymoon. Some people change jobs. Some people return to school in order to change careers. Adamy Diaz-Carpenter and Don Carpenter did them all, together, at the same time.

When they met Adamy was working at Milliken in Spartanburg, utilizing the skills she learned in obtaining her bachelor's degree in computer science. Don, with a bachelor's degree in business administration, was employed as a social worker for the Department of Social Services. As they got to know each other they discovered that both at one time had an interest in a career in chiropractic. That interest had led each of them to learning some 'hands-on" healing.

Shortly after they married in 1999 they went to an orientation for the massage therapy program at the Benson campus of Greenville Technical College. They decided that massage therapy would be a way to continue with "hands-on" healing and that it would present a good business opportunity.

They continued their full-time jobs while together they took courses in pre-requisites like anatomy and physiology. They started the massage therapy program in August, 2000, graduating in August, 2001. About three months later they opened their business, Angel Dolfyn Connection, near downtown Greer. The business became their sole source of income at the end of 2002.

They call their training at Greenville Technical College the best possible. "Financially," Adamy said, "it was a blessing." Their involvement in the community and their willingness to try a variety of marketing techniques, coupled with the Greenville Technical College training helped increase their monthly client number five-fold in the first three years.

Don describes the change this way. "Basically we quit working in 2002," he said. "Now, we're having fun." Every day, Adamy and Don live the dream made possible by their training at Greenville Technical College. Adamy has returned to Greenville Tech to add to her marketing and website development skills and will soon graduate from the Visual Arts program with an Associates of Arts with Certificates in Website & Graphic Design. They continue to donate to the Greenville Tech Foundation to help others achieve their dreams.

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