We are blessed to have a home improvement team that includes Marie Malrick and Matt Brown. You’d be hard-pressed to find a duo with as much experience helping people repair and improve their homes. But even more impressive is their passion and dedication for making sure everyone has a place to live that is safe, comfortable, and meets the needs of their household.
Marie, our Home Improvement Lending Advisor, came to NeighborWorks Home Partners after decades of service in a similar role at Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation. She has a thorough knowledge of home improvement lending programs and is eager to help customers find the very best program that will meet their needs. She also shows patience in helping homeowners understand what are sometimes complex documents, and goes the extra mile to meet customers where they are – literally! When a customer with mobility impairments needed home improvement help, Marie visited them at their home to take care of the loan closing documents.
Matt has a heart for service, the eye of artist, and has always been drawn to working with shelter and structure. He combines these interests as our Construction Manager. Matt came to NeighborWorks nearly 15 years ago after many years working as a contractor and later a site supervisor for Habitat for Humanity. He finds joy in helping homeowners navigate the construction process and get the improvements they need for their homes. He also served helping rebuild homes in New Orleans after it was struck by Hurricane Katrina. That experience later served as inspiration for a series of oil paintings he created that melded images of the destruction with photos from Matt’s family tree.