Meet Our Team

Carol Kolb, CPA, MST


Carol’s roots in the area run deep. A relative “native” of Carmel, she and her family moved to the fabled seaside town when she was 10 years old. After college, she returned and began working at Apger, Paik, Jennings, and Dunlap, which morphed into Dunlap Accountancy Corp., then became BBR, LLP and then most recently PMB Helin Donovan. In January 2016, Carol joined the Hayashi Wayland team.

Carol specializes in:

Tax, estates and trusts, family groups and nonprofit organizations.

She is known for:

Superb technical expertise blended with a friendly, organized and caring personality.

Her best capabilities are:

Being a team player.

What Carol likes most about her job:

Carol’s work brings wide-ranging satisfaction, from the human aspects to numeric mastery. “I enjoy helping my clients, seeing my clients succeed, numbers, meeting new people and working with clients through various phases of their lives.”

She works work with:

Individuals, their related entities, family groups and nonprofit organizations.


Carol greatly enjoys serving the community she grew up in. She’s helped everyone from children to seniors.

Currently, she serves on the following boards:

  • Treasurer            Legal Services for Seniors
  • Treasurer            United Way of Monterey County
  • Treasurer            Literacy Campaign for Monterey County
  • Sustaining Member of Junior League Monterey County

In the past, she served on the following boards:

  • Treasurer Freedom Fields USA
  • President Junior League of Monterey County
  • Treasurer All Saints Episcopal Day School
  • Treasurer VNA
  • Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Association Monterey County
  • Board Member of the Northern California and Northern Nevada Alzheimer’s Association

Professional Affiliations and Credentials

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of California, Berkeley
  • Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University

What you may not know about Carol…

When she’s not wrangling numbers, helping clients succeed or volunteering, Carol indulges her curious and loving spirit in several ways. Family and friends are a top priority, so free time often finds her visiting, laughing and sharing with them. She also loves to travel and explore new places and foods (all popular passions at Hayashi Wayland). For quieter moments, Carol enjoys reading. And when the outdoors calls, you might find her hiking and basking in the beauty of the local area.



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