Tynisa (Ty) Gaines EA, has a B.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois, and a M.P.A in Public Personnel Management from Troy University. Ty is a National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) fellow and graduate of the National Association of Enrolled Agent’s (NAEA) Schuldiner-Smollan Leadership Academy. In 2015, Ty received the “EA of the year” award from the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents (VASEA) and a past VASEA President. Ty is a current director for NAEA and chairs the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. In 2022, Ty received the “Mentor of the year” award from NAEA. Ty has published numerous tax articles and two e-books, Tax-ish: Teens 1.0 and Tax-ish: Teens 2.0 geared at teens or anyone preparing their first tax return. She has also reviewed and edited tax courses for The Income Tax School. Additionally, Ty’s teaching experience includes tax courses for NAEA and their state affiliates, Northern Virginia Community College and the Virginia Tech Income Tax School. Ty’s niche tax practice areas are military taxpayers and cryptocurrency.