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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Know Your Neighbor - Burningham's

The Burningham Family

Todd and Tina Burningham live on Pony Express Way. They have lived in our ward for 23 years.

Tina grew up in West Bountiful, UT. She is the youngest of eight children—two boys and six girls. She is the sister of Craig Salmon, who also lives in our ward. Tina’s family had a little farm and Tina grew up milking cows and mowing lawns. She attended Viewmont High School and LDS Business College where she received her Associates Degree. She has worked at Alphagraphics for 10 years and is a Marketing Consultant for them. Tina loves to play tennis, spectate any sport (especially her kids’ ball games), try new recipes, sew, and create. She is always game to try new things.

Todd grew up in Bountiful, UT right across from the rec center. He is the fourth of five children and has three brothers and one sister. His dad passed away from a heart attack when he was only 10. So his mom raised him and his siblings alone. In high school, he played basketball and baseball. Todd served a mission in Barcelona, Spain. He currently is a Sales Manager at FL Smidth. They sell minerals processing equipment. He manages the International sales team. He likes sports—basketball is his favorite—and playing softball. He’s also a handyman and likes to tinker.

Todd and Tina met in a singles’ ward.  Todd was the Gospel Doctrine teacher and she was the FHE coordinator. He asked her if she would consider going out with someone his age. “How old are you?” was her reply. He was 30 and she was almost 21. She said yes.  The rest is history.  They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in June of 1990 and will have been married 25 years this year.

They have four children:
Sydney is 22. She recently returned from a mission in Knoxville, Tennesee. She is currently going to Salt Lake Community College and works at Alphagraphics. Next year she hopes to go to school in Provo or Logan. She is working towards a degree in Elementary Education. Sydney loves tennis and played Varsity at Viewmont. She also enjoys fashion, photography, and hanging out with her friends.

Wilson (Willey) is 19 and recently moved into his own apartment. He is working full time as a paralegal at the Lexington law firm. He loves sports and plays on a rec soccer team. He also likes to play Xbox, cook (he worked in the kitchen at the Mandarin for 4 years), and watch the Food Network.

Salmon (Sam) is 15 and in the 9th grade at Centerville Junior High. He enjoys school, football, and playing Xbox.
Brigham is 13. He is in the 8th grade at Centerville Junior High. He loves baseball, the outdoors, bush craft, and his long hair.

The Burningham family has two cats, Bug and Tiger. When Sydney was on her mission, they fostered kittens--actually saved their lives—and they decided to keep two of the kittens. The boys love the cats, but Sydney is allergic (She secretly loves them).

As a family, the Burninghams like to be outdoors and play different sports together. Right now, their current favorite is Pickleball. They also love to go to Disneyland and Universal.

We are happy to have the Burningham family in our neighborhood!

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