Michelle Lares

Business Systems Specialist

Michelle joined Dowling & Yahnke in 2012 as a Receptionist. She has since been promoted to Operations Administrator and subsequently to her current role as a Business Systems Specialist.  Her responsibilities include research and implementation of new technology systems to improve firm-wide efficiencies and enhance client experience.

Michelle graduated from Kendall College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management.

Michelle was born in El Centro, California and raised in Mexico.  She currently lives in Clairemont.  Michelle enjoys going to the beach with her daughter during hot summer days.

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

Working with such talented individuals. The knowledge everyone has in their own areas of expertise is astounding and compelling, which, at least for me, pushes me to become that much more knowledgeable in my own area.

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

I love problem solving and analyzing data!

I am happiest when: 

My whole family is together.

What is your favorite place in San Diego?

It has to be the Torrey Pines Reserve, I enjoy the hike, the view and the beach.

What brought you to San Diego? 

After moving around quite a bit for college, I decided to settle down in San Diego to be closer to my family. They are all in Mexicali, Baja California.


  • Kendall College BA Hospitality Management