Brenda Lobdell Scheider
Director of Development
Brenda joined the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation in 2014 as the Director of Development. She has directed communications, marketing and development programs for state and national non-profits for more than 25 years. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture communications, Brenda has a broad agriculture background as well as work experience with health-related and youth-serving organizations. When not working to develop partnerships for the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, Brenda is an active volunteer serving on national youth development committees of two organizations. With her husband Tim, she has a small flock of purebred Oxford and Dorper sheep and has sold breeding stock throughout the U.S. and into Canada.
Joanne joined the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation in November of 2015 after working in development for Overture Center for the Arts. Joanne grew up in Ohio and first found her way to Wisconsin in 1993 to finish her Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught writing and literature at the University of Akron and Kent State University and English as a Second Language for Berlitz Language Center in Akron, Ohio. Most of her free time is gladly spent exploring the world with her dog, Twinkle.