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meet the Schofield family

Habitat for Humanity | Lafayette, IN

Tyler and Alicia with Sons Tristan and Ryland

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”

Psalm 127:1

T yler and Alicia were 16 when they first met and they have been together since that time. They were married just after they graduated from Jefferson High School and have two sons: Tristan (3½ years) and Ryland (four months). Alicia has been employed at Arni’s restaurant near Columbian Park for three years; she fills multiple roles there and says her supervisor is the “fairest boss” she has ever had. Her favorite subject in high school was art, especially ceramics and drawing. She had planned to attend art school in Indianapolis after high school, but marriage and children made schooling difficult. At one time, Alicia volunteered at the Greater Lafayette Art Museum. She has a special interest in early childhood development and has taken online childhood education courses.

Tyler has been employed for two years at the Kelly Group, a metal fabrication company. He is currently in the process of completing his commercial driver’s license (CDL) certification. One component of his job with Kelly Group is occasional overnight truck deliveries. When Tyler is not at work, he is an involved father and an adventurous cook who tries to reduce fast food meals for his family and himself.

Tristan is a smiley, red-headed preschooler who, like his dad, enjoys playing video games, especially Wii U and the InnoTab learning tablet. He seems to gravitate toward vegetarian food preferences but likes to eat his mom’s chicken. Tristan is curious and able to hold an interesting conversation. His brother, Ryland, is four months old and communicates with frequent big smiles. He has a red tinge to his hair and seems to be teething.

Tyler and Alicia attempt to plan their work schedules so one of them is always home to care for their young sons. Luckily, the couple has supportive parents who live nearby. Alicia and Tyler have started their sweat equity hours. After having lived in numerous apartments during their life together, Alicia and Tyler are eager to move into a home of their own in order to have a safe place for Tristan and Ryland to play. Alicia and Tyler agree that their kids deserve a nice house that they can call their own and to have their own rooms.

After having lived in numerous apartments during their life together Alicia and Tyler are eager to move into a home of their own.