Kevin started his career as a paralegal after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in accounting. After three years, he realized that becoming an attorney wasn’t what he was passionate about. He enjoyed accounting and wanted to work for a firm in Monterey County where he could grow and develop a long-term working relationship.
Kevin was drawn to Hayashi Wayland because the people he met at the Firm were down-to-earth, knowledgeable and had deep roots in the community. He began his career as an Associate in our Salinas office, where he worked on audit, tax and consulting clients in agriculture with multi-state operations, as well as individuals that were transitioning into retirement. He now works out of our Carmel office and his focus has gravitated to solely tax work and helping clients with their income tax compliance issues.
“By helping clients navigate their tax compliance issues, I’ve learned lessons that I’ve been able to put into practice in my own life. Working at HW as given me the chance to meet and work with a wide range of clients, which is tough to match with other CPA firms in Monterey County. While working at HW, I’ve been able to become a certified public accountant, join the California and U.S. CPA associations, work as a finance committee member of a local non-profit organization, and pursue a Masters in Taxation.”