Brenda Maks, ABA, BBA, Licensed Realtor, Paralegal, Certified Peer Recovery Mentor (CPRM), PRC Facilitator and Entrepreneur, is a person in long term recovery for over twenty-two years. Since 1998, Brenda has been mentoring women in recovery. She has volunteered as an Activities Committee Chair; raising funds and organizing recovery related events, and continues to volunteer with the female inmates at the Macomb County Jail and the food bank with Forgotten Harvest. In 2012, Brenda established Live Rite Recovery Homes, for men and women in recovery in Macomb County. In 2016, Brenda founded a non-profit, Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp, to reduce the stigma and provide resources, education, and funding to the person and their families seeking recovery from active addiction. Brenda is the President of Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp.
Dakota has been a part of Live Rite since 2016 . He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University.
Dakota grew up immersed in the principles and lifestyle of recovery, and is passionate about helping individuals affected by substance use disorders.
Sarah has been working at Live Rite since October of 2019. She is committed to assisting those that struggle from substance use disorder by utilizing her lived experience to help others.
Sydney has been with Live Rite since July 2020. She has a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations and Communication Studies from Wayne State University. Sydney is passionate about helping Live Rite grow to reach new people.
Drake Oxie has spent the majority of his life volunteering his service to the recovery community and organizing fundraising events for the addict/ alcoholic in recovery. Drake's personal interest in helping the addict/alcoholic find a new way of life has become a life-long ambition.
Recovery Care Technician
I started at Live Rite as an Intern in January of this year, then I was hired in February as a Recovery Care Technician. I have a Pre-Social Work Degree and am currently pursuing my MSW at Oakland University. Some of my responsibilities as a Recovery Care Tech include assisting the community and clients with any of their needs such as food and clothing assistance, as well as job staffing. I also perform client intakes, administer and record drug tests, and utilize GPRA tools. I also do outreach and advertising for events.
Lori Voikos knows firsthand the detrimental effects addiction can have on a family. Her own personal struggle started at a young age, but the struggle was not hers. She was a bystander, with little control over her situation. She watched immediate family members suffer with addiction, ultimately battling hard to overcome their addiction and turn their recovery process into a family affair. Lori attended regular Al-Anon meetings to help cope and learn as much as possible. Her passion for helping others has been festering for quite some time. She is excited to use her education and experience to help others in their recovery process. Professionally she loves numbers, small details and helping businesses grow and prosper. Personally, her passion has always been assisting others in meeting and hopefully exceeding their personal goals, so Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp is a perfect fit both personally and professionally. Lori enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, reading and traipsing around the City of Detroit to find hidden gems.