Dianne L. Cabrera

Lead Executive Assistant

Dianne provides administrative professional assistance to Mike Brown. She joined Dowling & Yahnke in 2016.  Dianne graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

Dianne is originally from Washington and raised in a military family living all over the U.S. and Taiwan.  She has two grown children, two grandsons, and enjoys playing tennis.

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

The people. They have positive attitudes, work hard, and are extremely competent, professional, and caring.

What quality of yours makes you best suited for what you do? 

I enjoy working with Mike and interacting with and helping clients. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with my co-workers.

Which hobby are you most passionate about?

Tennis. It’s good exercise, stress reliever, and great way to socialize.

I am happiest when: 

I’m outdoors doing almost anything or being with special family and friends in my life.

What is your favorite family tradition? 

Singing in the choir at “Midnight” mass after sharing a family dinner of cioppino, made by my adult children.


  • San Diego State University BS Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance


  • San Diego State University Business Alumni Association
  • San Diego State University Alumni, Lifetime Member
  • National Notary Association