The Mom who is Mormon and a Rock Star: Neon Trees Drummer Elaine Bradley

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Elaine Bradley is a wife, mother and Mormon who lives with her family in quiet and conservative Provo, Utah.

She’s also a rock star.

Bradley is a member of the American new wave/pop/rock band Neon Trees, which has been rising in notoriety over the past half decade. While her career as the Neon Trees drummer may defy the Mormon mom stereotype, Bradley has found a way to live her beliefs, cherish her family life and pursue her passion for music. And whether she’s on stage in Amsterdam or walking the Provo River Parkway, she tries to maintain perspective on it all.

“This life has a purpose, and the purpose is not to get famous, but … to work on yourself and your relationship with God and then to use the Atonement of Jesus Christ,” Bradley said. “I think believing all of those things and then working on those things really has a way of putting all the other stuff into its proper place so that I can appreciate the opportunities I’ve been given and I can appreciate the fun things that come with the job that I have, but it doesn’t rule me and it doesn’t dictate who I am.”

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Editor’s note: It’s great to hear such a positive message from someone who is a famous member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With all the sleaze in the world, she is making a stand for what is really important, her family.

Scott is a True Blue Mormon thru and thru. He served a mission in Brisbane, Australia from 2006 to 2008 and would give a puppy to go back again. Scott is studying broadcast journalism at BYU and will graduate in December, 2014. He spends his free time playing games and chilling with his friends.