Caitlin M. McClelland

Marketing Specialist

Caitlin joined Dowling & Yahnke in 2012 and is responsible for the Firm’s marketing collateral, website, social media, and events; working closely with the Chief Compliance Officer.  Caitlin graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

Caitlin is originally from Los Angeles and considers herself lucky to call San Diego home now.  She currently lives in Vista with her husband where they enjoy spending time outdoors, especially at the beach.

What do you find most rewarding about working at Dowling & Yahnke?

Having the opportunity to dig into our current process to see where we have opportunities to improve our marketing strategy. D&Y is a very collaborative team and I enjoy sitting down to discuss, and most importantly, learn from my colleagues. We have such a diverse group of experts – I always get great ideas and support from the team.

Why did you join Dowling & Yahnke?

Their culture offered opportunity for growth. I joined the Firm right after college with intentions of working in marketing. They helped me create a path from Receptionist to my current position as Marketing Specialist.

What is your favorite vacation destination? 

It’s honestly hard to answer because I love traveling to a new destination every time – anywhere from the California desert to Bali. What I think makes a great vacation is the company you travel with.

What is your most treasured family tradition?

Tamale Day. The Saturday before Christmas my dad’s side of the family gathers to make, and more importantly eat, my Grandma’s delicious recipe for tamales. We also exchange gifts.

What was your first job? 

A promotional sign spinner for a real estate company. I like to consider this my first role in marketing!


  • University of California, San Diego, BA Communications