About Us

Barry Bruns, President of HomeLife, Inc.

Barry Bruns received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and his Master of Science degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He has held various clinical and administrative positions in health care and has worked with a variety of disabilities and age groups throughout his 30-year career. He is a Senior Examiner for the Michigan Quality Council – an association promoting performance excellence in Michigan organizations through the use of the national Malcolm Baldrige criteria. Barry is also commercial pilot and certified flight instructor. He volunteers in the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the United States Air Force that provides search and rescue, and disaster relief services throughout the United States. Barry enjoys spending time with family, aviation, music, reading, and physical fitness.

Scott Christ, Vice President of HomeLife, Inc.

Scott Christ has been involved with providing services to persons with Acquired Brain Injury and Mental Illness since 1987.  Four years prior to this, a tragic automobile accident resulted in the passing of his sister Teri.  She had sustained a severe brain injury from this accident, and had she survived, he would have wanted someone trustworthy to care for her. This led to an interest in serving individuals that had survived brain injuries, as well as individuals living with mental illness or other brain disorders. He completed an independent research review on the effects of Alzheimer’s disease to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology with honors from Albion College in Albion, MI.  He immediately started his career as a direct care staff member in a residential brain injury rehabilitation program in Battle Creek, MI.

While completing Applied Behavior Analysis graduate coursework at Western Michigan University, Scott’s career evolved.  Responsibilities have included positions in vocational coaching, referral coordination, marketing, case management and program management.   He continued his career path as a Program Manager to assist with the launching of a specialty brain injury rehabilitation unit at Kokomo Rehabilitation Hospital in Kokomo, IN.  He later directed a rehabilitation unit within the former Trillium Hospital in Albion, MI.  In 1998, Scott joined his former co-worker and President of HomeLife, Inc., Barry Bruns, as Vice President and co-owner of HomeLife, Inc.

Scott is a native of Southwest Michigan with family roots stretching back to Greece. Over his experience since 1997 serving individuals and families with a variety of disabilities and behavioral challenges, he has developed a deep appreciation for the simple ability to enjoy the quality of one’s own “home life”.  He enjoys spending time with family (including pets) and friends; many of these friends are considered “chosen” family members.  Other interests include travel, writing, roller coasters and a variety of outdoor activities.

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