Former Walla Wallan Erik Kofler and Samantha Manierre of Berkeley, Calif., announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill and Barbara Manierre of Berkeley. She graduated from Whitman College in 2005 and in 2009 from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco. She is a private-practice dentist and teaches part-time at the University of California, San Francisco.
The son of Rob and Gretchen Kofler of Walla Walla, the groom-elect is a 2002 Walla Walla High School graduate, a 2006 graduate of Whitman College and is slated to graduate in 2014 from Touro University School of Medicine, Mare Island, Calif.
The couple plans to marry in Walla Walla in July 2011.