My Dad – Wade Hamilton Griffiths
Hi, my name is Wade and I am Braden’s father. I was born and raised right here in Utah County. Our family has lived in American Fork Utah for the last 14 years.
I work in the real estate industry as a Realtor. It’ been a good career and gives me lots of flexibility to spend time with my family.
I enjoy watching and participating in a variety of sports. For the past 2 years, I have served as president of the American Fork Youth Baseball program. We love spending time at the ballpark. Throughout the years, the kids have participated in everything from soccer, baseball and basketball, to wrestling and football. We’ve also been to a lot of dance recitals for my daughter Josie.
I still enjoy playing golf (although I’m not very good) and shooting guns. I recently started to mountain bike with my brother Brad, and that’s been fun. One of my hobbies is woodcarving and engraving. I just wish I could find more time to do it.
Of course we are thrilled to have Braden serve his mission in Italy. The family heritage through my mother’s side comes from Palermo, Sicily so I’m sure the ancestors are cheering him on as are we.
My Mom – Lisa Kinghorn Griffiths
Hi, I’m Lisa Griffiths, Braden’s mother. I was born and raised in Provo and met Wade while attending UVU. I am presently a respiratory therapist in the newborn intensive care unit at Utah Valley Medical Center. For the last …. years, I have worked the graveyard shift , which as allowed me to spend more time with my family.
I enjoy my relationship with my sisters, Christy (my twin), Kelly and Lori. We spent a lot of time together. I’m fond of sewing and crafts. I enjoy sharing these interests with my daughter, Josie. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching baseball games and reading a good book.
I’m very lucky to be the mother of four fantastic children who mean the world to me! My favorite part about being a mom is watching my kids grow up and experience new things.
I am excited (and a little nervous) to see where this new adventure takes Braden. I know he will work hard and do his best to serve the people of Italy!
Brother – Barrett Hamilton Griffiths
My name is Barrett Griffiths and I am Braden’s younger brother. I am 15 years young and I live in Utah.
I attend American Fork High School as a sophomore. I am interested in rock climbing and I am part of the American Fork High School Rock Climbing team. This is the first year rock climbing has been recognized as a sport.
Of course, I enjoy hanging out with friends, and listening to music.
Sister – Josie Capri Griffiths
Hey, my name is Josie and I am Braden’s only sister. I am third oldest. I am 13 years old and I’m an 8th grader at American Fork Junior High.
I love playing sports like dance, golf, and playing football with my brothers. I got first and second place at all my dance competitions this last summer. I also just starting golf training.
Some of my hobbies are sports, sewing, and hanging out with friends. Braden’s the luckiest person to be serving in Italy and I can’t wait to see what his many adventures are.
And one more thing, I’m obviously Braden’s favorite sibling.
Brother – Landon Wade Griffiths
Hi there, my name is Landon and I am Braden’s youngest brother. I am 11 years old and I am a 5th grader at Shelley Elementary.
I love sports. I enjoy playing baseball, flag football, basketball and golf. I was chosen to play on the all-star team this year in baseball. My favorite pro baseball player is Yasiel Puig, and Dwayne Wade is my favorite pro basketball player.
My favorite food is definitely spaghetti. I can eat mounds of it…especially my Nana’s recipe.
I am excited to have Braden serve in Italy. (Oh, and one last thing…I am Braden’s favorite sibling.)