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Cathy Schaeffer has joined our team as a Family Advisor in Walla Walla.

In her role as Family Advisor, Cathy draws on more than two decades of diverse professional experience to provide exceptional client service. She is focused on understanding your unique story, with expertise in listening and opening dialogue on difficult topics. Cathy works on your behalf to assemble a dedicated team of experts, D.S. Baker Advisors, to offer comprehensive financial strategies in a tailored plan to achieve your life goals.”

Cathy has deep roots in the Walla Walla Valley, growing up on her family’s multi-generational farm. She graduated from Washington State University with a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. As the Executive Director of the Walla Walla Watershed Alliance and Partnership organizations from 2002-2013, Cathy was instrumental in coordinating efforts amongst landowners, regulators, tribes, and conservation groups to arrive at a nationally recognized approach to water management. She has also been a Business Manager for an agricultural association and worked in public and private accounting.

Cathy has served on the Touchet School Board for the past five years. She has been a member of the Mill Creek Coalition as part of her recent role as Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, attending sporting events with her family, and volunteering at community events.

“Cathy’s diverse background is an ideal fit for this important role in D.S Baker Advisors. Our clients are going to benefit tremendously from Cathy’s help, and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team,” said Rob Blethen, Vice President/Family Advisor Manager.