Meet Our Antiques Sales Team
With varied backgrounds in antiques, design and restoration, The Brass Knob’s knowledgeable staff is available to answer any questions you might have about our merchandise.
Donetta was a student of interior design when she co-founded The Brass Knob in 1981. A former partner in a travel marketing business, Donetta decided to combine her love of beautiful objects with her business background by opening a store to sell architectural antiques. She is responsible for purchasing all of The Brass Knob’s merchandise, as well as a myriad of other marketing and operational tasks.
An antique collector since he was 10 years old, Kirk joined The Brass Knob in 1988 after leaving a career in banking to work with another architectural antiques dealer. Kirk specializes in restoring lighting, hardware, and mantels to their original state. Dedicated to helping customers find “just the right object,” Kirk is completely self-taught in restoration, learning through direct experience and practice -and always with an eye toward authenticity.
Brian joined The Brass Knob in October of 2017. Brian brings a strong knowledge of doors and door hardware. Experience gained from his time working at Clark Security Products and as a Millwork Specialist at Home Depot. He also has a good background in computers as an certified IT Tech.
Simmy joined The Brass Knob in October of 2017. Simmy brings a wealth of knowledge in social media engagement and also does the photography for the items featured on The Brass Knob’s website as well as manages the website. Her love of interior design and finding unique and creative ways to integrate pieces into a home is what drew her to The Brass Knob. She is also the Events Specialist for Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications. In her spare time, you will find her cooking up a storm and hosting dinner parties.
A retired electrical engineer, Wayne specializes in the repair and restoration of lighting fixtures, as well as assembling and repairing antique hardware. Wayne has been an employee of The Brass Knob since 1995. A long-time homeowner of turn-of-the-century homes, Wayne credits his restoration knowledge to hands-on experience.