Brenda Lobdell Scheider

Executive Director

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 flock of purebred Dorper sheep and has sold breeding stock throughout the U.S. and into Canada.

Joanne Wolan

Development Coordinator

Joanne joined the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation in November of 2015. She first found her way to Wisconsin in 1993 to finish her Master’s degree. She has taught university-level literature and writing and English as a second language. She is a recreational birder, and most of her free time is gladly spent hanging out with her dog, Twinkle Wiggle Bottoms.

Brianna Jones

Communications Assistant

Brianna started with the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation in April of 2023. She was a 4-H member in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, for 13 years, and actively participated in 4-H experiences on both state and national levels as well. Some of her favorite 4-H memories were made by being given the opportunity to travel all over the country on the many educational travel experiences provided by the Wisconsin 4-H Program. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside in 2022 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Certificate in Leadership. In addition to 4-H, Brianna also enjoys spending time on her hobby farm and helping out at her family’s restaurant.

Gary Klug

Event Specialist

Gary joined the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation in the spring of 2022. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where his studies focused on Agriculture and Journalism. Gary has had a successful career in the food production industry, specializing in Food Safety and Quality Assurance. As a lifelong 4-H advocate, Gary was a 4-H member, served on the State Junior Leaders Council, and has been a 4-H leader for 20 years. All in all, his biggest passion is raising, exhibiting, and selling Hampshire sheep across the nation.