Tiffany's Story

Tiffany’s life was dedicated to caring for and helping her fellow man. She began her work with “Youth with a Mission” (YWAM) in 2006 as a student and acquired additional training to become a staff person with the organization. During her time with YWAM, Tiffany was doing what she believed to be the two most important duties in her life: serving God and sharing her faith with others. Her stay in Colorado allowed her the opportunity to reach out to others through activities such as snowboarding and skateboarding.

Her work with YWAM was scheduled to end in March 2008, when she had plans to return to her home state of Minnesota. Tiffany’s goal was to then attend the University of Minnesota and pursue her passion in International Business with a focus in Japanese culture. She dreamed of traveling to Japan as she was fascinated with its culture.

Tiffany not only wanted a career, but also dreamed of having a family and raising children of her own. During the last several months of her life she was dating Dan Griebenow, who was also injured in the shooting. As a missionary student, Tiffany traveled to Africa, Egypt and Libya. In Africa, she furthered her commitment to children by providing eye care to the country’s youth.

Tiffany has always been active in spreading the Gospel, and she was very involved in Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington, Minn.

Tiffany dedicated her life to making people smile and making them feel loved. She had one nephew, Trent, and two nieces, Caitlin and Kirsten, who she adored and with whom she spent an abundance of time. Tiffany told them stories, colored with them, played, swam and skied with them.