Ms. Herbstritt is a local small business owner, operating Shady Knoll Mushroom Farm LLC. In addition, she has a long history of service with non-profits in leadership and management roles. In November 2018, she was elected to the Common Council. Ms. Herbstritt holds a degree in psychology with honors from California State University, Long Beach and a Masters of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management form the University of San Diego. She is a graduate of the Community Leadership Program at the Top of Virginia Region Chamber and completed the City's INSIGHT Citizen’s Academy.