Danielle Garbe Reser

Danielle Garbe Reser has dedicated her life to serving our country and our communities.  After nearly 14 years of service as a career diplomat with tours in Indonesia, Lebanon, the State Department, White House, Energy Department, and U.S. Senate, Danielle returned home to Eastern Washington in 2015.  She served as the CEO of Sherwood Trust, a private foundation that invests in community and economic development across the Walla Walla Valley – including in partnership with RDI, until 2020.  Danielle ran for the Washington State Senate in 2020 to elevate the voices and policy interests of rural Washingtonians and continues to be a strong advocate for rural communities.  She is a graduate of Whitman College, where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees, and has a masters of public administration from Columbia University.  Danielle and her husband, a fifth generation farmer, make their home in Walla Walla with their miniature dachshund Rosie.