by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Meet the Fischers

Michelle Fischer grew up in Rancho Peñasquitos. So, in 2007, when she and husband Keith decided to settle in the community, she was thrilled. “We enjoy living here because the community is warm and inviting,” said Michelle. “The people are generous and caring.”

Today, Michelle, who is a business manager at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and Keith, a software architect, are raising their four children in PQ. “We have three kids at Mt. Carmel High School and one at Black Mountain,” said the couple. “I love that my kids are going to the same schools (elementary, middle, and high) I went to,” shared Michelle.


Michelle currently serves on the PTA board at Mt. Carmel and is on the board of the Mt. Carmel Music Foundation. She is the co-leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and is the volunteer in charge of the Canyon Trails region covering all troops in Peñasquitos, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Carmel Valley, and Solana Ranch. “In the past, she has served as PTA president, foundation president at Sunset Hills, and the treasurer for several other volunteer organizations,” added the family.

Like their mother, the Fischer children, Kevin (17), Michaela (15), Kyle (14), and McKenna (12), are equally involved in the community.


Kevin, who has been a member of the Boy Scouts for 12 years, is currently the Senior Patrol Leader for Boy Scout Troop 676. “Prior to that, he was a mentor for the new scouts joining the troop,” noted Michelle. “He is in the fire science program at Mt. Carmel and has been part of the AVID program since middle school.” At church, Kevin volunteers with the hospitality ministry and is a part of the core team for the high school youth group.

Michaela, a sophomore at Mt. Carmel, is a Senior Girl Scout and has been a part of the organization for 10 years. “She has been a top seller for the cookie program for eight of those 10 years,” explained Michelle. “She plays the trumpet at Mt. Carmel and is in the marching band, wind ensemble, and jazz band. She is a part of band leadership. She sings in the church choir.”


Kyle is a freshman at Mt. Carmel and is also in Boy Scouts, plays soccer, and is involved in the music program at Mt. Carmel High School.

McKenna is a Cadette Girl Scout and plays the tuba in the advanced band at Black Mountain. She is in the Academy Program and is involved in the school’s robotics team. She is also an altar server for her church.


The entire Fischer family is involved in various ministries at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. “Through the church and Scouting, we partake in many volunteer activities such as the Food for Families program,” explained Michelle.

In their downtime, the Fischers enjoy road trips, eating out, and going to the beach. But they mostly just enjoy living in PQ. “We have truly seen how the community has changed and grown in the almost 40 years that my family has lived here,” shared Michelle. “It makes us proud to be a part of this community.”

Parents: Keith and Michelle Fischer
Children: Kevin (17), Michaela (15), Kyle (14), and McKenna (12)
Community: Rancho Peñasquitos
Hometowns: Keith – he’s lived a lot of places, has a lot of hometowns!; Michelle – San Diego
Occupations: Keith – Software Architect; Michelle – Business Manager
Pets: Cats – Cleo and Skeeter
Favorite Places to Visit in PQ: Sab-E-Lee, Hilltop Park, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church