Mrs. Knobloch graduated from Robert Morris Business College in 1980 while simultaneously working in the Small Business division of Deloitte Haskins & Sells. She then worked for several years in sales at the Ampex Corporation. In 1990, Diana, along with her husband, Bruce, purchased the Farnham Building and opened Farnham’s Café on Roane Street.
In 1996, Mrs. Knobloch accepted a position as a Social Service Coordinator for the Roane County United Way, and served as Executive Director from 1998-2011. She has also held positions as President and current Secretary of the Harriman Rotary Club, and served as part of Leadership Roane County, formed to plan for and make positive impacts on the future of the county. Diana has also served for many years as a leading member of the Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization, serving as President, Secretary, and having chaired numerous Christmas Home Tours.
During her extensive career in public service, Mrs. Knobloch has also served as President of the Harriman Economic Advisory Team, sat on the Roane County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and as Interim Director of “Hooray for Harriman”, as well as the Harriman City Council. She is also a recipient of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Award.
Diana is a former Secretary, and the current President of the Roane Choral Society. She is an active member of the Harriman United Methodist Church where she sings in the choir, works with the children’s program and serves as Chair of the Administrative Council.
The Knoblochs have two adult sons, Andrew and Adam, and three grandchildren; Brayden, Addyson, and Olivia. Diana and Bruce have also welcomed six foreign exchange students into their home over the years, including students from Belgium, South Korea, Germany, and France.
Mrs. Knobloch was appointed to the Harriman Utility Board in 2011, and currently serves as Vice-Chair.
Diana is an avid gardener, traveler, and antique collector, and regularly entertains at her home on Cumberland Street.