LiJoi Brown heard about the Habitat program from a former board
member of the organization. LiJoi graduated from Buchtel High
School and later earned a degree in criminal justice with the goal
of becoming a bank fraud investigator/preventer. She has worked for
FirstMerit for the past 12 years and really enjoys what she
The love of LiJoi's life is her two-year-old son, Makai
Woolridge. LiJoi was adopted 32 years ago by what she describes as
a wonderful woman and loving family and she aspires to walk in the
footsteps of her mother by giving kids an opportunity to experience
a loving home.
LiJoi says, "Having a home Makai and myself can call ours will
be the accomplishment of a major goal for me."