Meet Our Team

E. Alan Stark, CPA, MBA, CITP

Tax Director

Alan Stark began his career at Hayashi Wayland in 1986. As the former tax commentator for KSBW – TV morning show, it’s no surprise that he enjoys deciphering complex issues for clients, as well as interacting with junior staff and helping them to conquer the ever-changing tax law ropes.

Alan specializes in:
Tax planning and compliance work.

He is known for:
A good sense of humor and being quick to respond to a client with a question or issue.

He works with:
Small individual tax clients as well as large multi-million dollar corporations.

His best capabilities are:
Explaining complex tax issues to clients in laymen’s terms and training junior staff. Each year, Alan collaborates on tax returns with new team members to provide them valuable experience, and to get to know them better. He also conducts special “tips and tricks” software classes to help them survive and thrive during tax season.

What Alan likes most about his job:
He thoroughly enjoys interacting with both clients and staff on a personal level.

Like everyone at Hayashi Wayland, Alan maintains a volunteer spirit. His community involvement includes serving as a founding board member of Christian Music Today, Treasurer for Daybreak Camp, Treasurer for Marketplace Meets Missions and Treasurer of Spirit West Coast.

Professional Affiliations and Credentials

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
  • Series 65 License to serve as an investment advisor


  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus
  • Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University

What you may not know about Alan:
When Alan isn’t advising clients, training staff or volunteering, he can be found enjoying family, travel and other unusual pursuits. Married for more than 48 years to his wife Ginger, Alan has two children and four grandchildren. Alan and Ginger enjoy foodie adventures as they travel the country visiting major cities and doing their own version of the Food Network TV show, “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Alan’s lesser-known pursuits include flour, sugar, treadmills and technology. He makes delicious baked goods from scratch, works them off in treadmill workouts and helps maintain websites for friends.


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