Biography

Natalie Hammond Lindquist

Natalie Hammond Lindquist

Natalie was born in Rexburg, Idaho, but while growing up she lived in three foreign countries – Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico, while her father (Elder F. Melvin Hammond) was serving as a mission president and general authority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Natalie graduated from The American School Foundation in Mexico City before attending Brigham Young University (BYU), where she majored in Spanish.  She also attended a term in BYU’s study abroad program at its London Centre in England.  Natalie met her husband, Shawn, while he was playing basketball at BYU.  They have been married for 23 years and have four children, two of whom are freshman at Utah Valley University this fall (2017).  As an adult, Natalie has learned to ski (snow), wakeboard, surf, and play tennis – she is a competitive 4.0 tennis player, and her team recently reached nationals.  Natalie enjoys playing the piano, and she is also an avid cyclist and has participated in the LOTOJA (the Logan, Utah-to-Jackson, Wyoming) and the 102-mile Levi’s Gran Fondo bike races in Santa Rosa.  Natalie’s greatest joys in life have been found in her faith, her family and serving others.