Human Resources

Brenda Knowis
Brenda Knowis

Brenda Knowis

Manager, Human Resources​


Born and raised in the Dayton area, Brenda joined Lorenz's Art Department in June of 1989. During her tenure, she has also worked in the Marketing Department designing promotions and new product designs and was the Art Director for Lorenz Educational Press before becoming the HR Manager. Brenda is a published author of several Heritage Music Press general music books. Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve and helping him with his woodturning business. She is an avid fan of HGTV and has a passion for clever product packaging design. This animal lover enjoys hiking, canoeing, painting/drawing, and home decorating in her spare time. Brenda is at her best when she is utilizing the creative process. She enjoys helping people and building relationships, and she is consistently looking for new opportunities and challenges.


  • I have a thing for old architecture and Dayton history.
  • During my senior year in high school, I was fascinated by and obsessed with the story of the Dr. Sam Sheppard case. I was determined to solve the murder of Marilyn Sheppard and study criminal law.
  • I played the catcher on a softball league. I bat as a lefty and pitch as a righty.