Cameron is the founder of a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax clinic (“Keng Institute, Inc.“) that serves New York City’s low-income families, the elderly and immigrant for whom English is a second language in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), New York State and New York City. We processed over 5 million dollars and hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds.
Created the first free IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider program for EAs, CPAs and tax attorneys under the creative commons license and with opensource WebM software.
Cam is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), Enrolled Agent before the Internal Revenue Service (“EA”), IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider, New York State Department of Education Business Teacher, New York State Notary Public and future New York State Attorney-at-Law.
Cam is co-authoring Woodegg’s Entrepreneur’s Guide in Asia with Derek Sivers (Founder of CD Baby, Author of Anything You Want and Speaker at TED) and interviewed by Andrew Warner at Mixergy’s Tax Secrets for Founders! Featured on Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Good Magazine and Fox News.
Cam is also the resident mentor or advisor at a number of New York City’s co-working spaces such as New Work City, WeCreate, Greenspaces and Hubitat. I spend a variety of my time throughout these spaces providing accounting, business and tax law mentorship with the aim of helping independents and startups achieve their next level of growth towards the future.
What I’ve done:
- Jeweler (I was a sweatshop worker making hairpins at 8.)
- Marketing (I handed out flyers on the street at 14.)
- Design Engineer (I was a janitor.)
- Hotel Manager (A mix between bellhop and front desk guy.)
- Structural Engineer (I was a construction worker.)
- Mixologist (I worked at a bubble tea shop.)
- Mixologist (I actually served alcohol this time.)
- IT Technician (I restarted computers.)
- Librarian (Shoved books in shelves in quasi-dewey decimal style.)
- Barista (I poured coffee.)
- Tour Guide (Lied to children about dinosaurs.)
- Professor (I hate talking this much.)
- Accountant (Bean counter with a specialization in tax.)
- Entreprenuer (Failing on a daily basis to save you from my mistakes.)
- Author (Short stories by interesting people and my business experiences.)
- Provide relevant and actionable information on entrepreneurship (No, touchy-feel good fluffer stuff)
- Let you know what projects I’m working on, on a continual basis (I’m dumb, so learning stuff makes this character flaw easier to deal with)
- A relevant history of my past that I can look back on in the future.
It’s amazing how things look so different on the other side.
What I believe:
- Maximum benficium, minimum nixus
- Imitate, Iterate, Innovate
- Just go fricking do it