Meet Our Team

Gina Cochetti, CPA, MST

Partner in Charge of the Tax Department

Gina Cochetti’s background is steeped in the business of agriculture and taxes. She grew up raising animals and learning about how to best care for them before attending college to study agriculture business and taxation. She began her career with Hayashi Wayland in 1996.

Gina specializes in:
Agriculture, business and individual income tax and multi-state preparation.

She is known for:
Helping clients find solutions to help minimize their taxes.

She works with:
Medium to large sized agricultural businesses and medium to large sized closely held businesses

Her best capabilities are:
Decoding the mysteries of tax lingo and transactions, and breaking them down into terms anyone can understand. She knows what clients need, and takes every measure to help them succeed.

What Gina likes most about her job:
Working with entrepreneurs and clients she can learn from. “I know I can help them with the tax aspects, but they can teach me about their unique businesses.  I love to learn about different people and businesses.”

She’s a published author:
Gina has written several articles for the Coastal Grower, which include:

She has also been featured in an article:

Community-minded:
Gina has served as Treasurer for the Salinas Jaycees, Treasurer for Ag Against Hunger and is current Co-Treasurer for Spreckels Union Education Foundation.

Professional Affiliations and Credentials

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

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo
  • Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University

What you may not know about Gina…
Her life outside of work is a mix of indoor-outdoor fun. She enjoys all forms of exercise, including running, biking, swimming, boot camp, and golf. She is equally happy donning her domestic hat as an avid cook and sewing enthusiast (she jokes that she not only owns a sewing machine, but knows how to use it). You can also often find her exercising her lungs as she cheers for her sons at football, lacrosse and baseball games.

831.759.6300


Copyright © 2018 Hayashi Wayland. An independently owned member of RSM US Alliance. Worldwide services through RSM International.