Meet Our Team

Katherine Garcia, CPA

Senior Manager

Kathy Garcia joined Hayashi Wayland in 1999. Since then, she has enjoyed helping a wide range of clients and coworkers in a variety of accounting areas, including to understand everything from software to small business services.

Kathy specializes in:

Income taxes for corporations, partnerships, individuals and nonprofits, special district auditing, QuickBooks consulting, and small business services.

She is known for:

QuickBooks consulting and training in small business services. Her goal is to empower clients and staff to excel in those areas.

She works with:

Small to medium for-profit and nonprofit entities and special government districts.

Her best capabilities are:

Training people and helping clients to better manage aspects of their business.

What Kathy likes most about her job:

“I really enjoy the feeling I get when I help clients and staff master new skills. I especially enjoy seeing the confidence they develop as a result.”


Outside of the office, Kathy gives generously to help several organizations. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Bitterwater Tully PTF, is a volunteer for the Bitterwater 4-H Club and is the Offline Verifier/Past Accounting Chair for the King City Relay For Life. In the past, she served as Treasurer of the Salinas Valley Business Women’s Network and as a board member of the Salinas Valley League of Women Voters.

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 with a concentration in Business Administration from San Jose State University

What you may not know about Kathy…

Kathy’s free time is a fun-filled mix of words, numbers, kids, animals, sporting activities — and getting scared! “I enjoy reading, Sudoku and watching scary movies,” she says. “I especially love spending time with my kids with all of their sports, 4-H and school activities.”


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