Our Staff


MJ Knobe,
Executive Director

MJ Knobe has been the Executive Director for the South Dakota Lions Foundation since November 2004. Since joining SDLF, MJ has successfully developed a Kids.See Preschool Vision Screening Program where hundreds of children have been screened and referred to eye care professionals for diagnosis and treatment. She is committed to the belief that vision disability is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children.

She has also served as President of the North American Conference of Lions Foundations which provides education and training for Lions Foundations and Eye Banks.

Prior to Lions, MJ served as Nutrition Director for Senior Citizen Services, Customer Service and Development with Good Samaritan and has worked in Purchasing and Inventory Management.

MJ is an avid photographer and an active volunteer in her community. She especially looks forward to her time with daughter Jenn and granddaughter Mackenzie Jaymes (MJ)!