Lauren provides administrative professional assistance for Dale Yahnke. She joined Dowling & Yahnke in 2011. Lauren has a Bachelor of Administration degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Financial Management from California State University, Chico.
Lauren is originally from New York but has been calling San Diego home since she was ten years old. She currently resides in Carmel Mountain Ranch. In her free time she enjoys photography, travel, reading, baking, movies, sports, hiking and shopping.
What inspired you to work in the financial industry?
When I was in college, the two classes that I enjoyed most were in Finance and Accounting. I wish I knew that a company like Dowling & Yahnke existed back then when I first graduated. I just didn’t want to sell products. I always thought there was a conflict there.
Why did you join Dowling & Yahnke?
I knew the minute I walked in the door when I came for my first interview that this was the place for me. The people are amazing, friendly, and smart. The environment is warm, and I truly enjoy working with everyone.
What is your personal motto or mantra?
“It is what it is.” Life throws you curve balls, good and bad. It helps to accept things as they come, especially those things you don’t have control over and know that you can deal with whatever comes your way.
Do you have any pets? Do you have a favorite pet?
I have a love for all animals. I don’t currently have one, but I volunteer with animal adoptions for various organizations.
What was your first job?
I started my own business at 13 years old – babysitting, dog walking, mowing lawns, and other odd jobs. My friend and I made colorful little flyers and went around the neighborhood passing them out. We worked very hard that summer.