GLENNA B. MACKENZIE – Glenna is in her 10th year teaching for the Virginia Tech Income Tax School. She is a 1974 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary majoring in mathematics and education. Glenna is an Enrolled Agent who presently works for a tax practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has been preparing taxes for 28 years, specializing in individual, business, corporate, and estate returns in her practice. She has utilized her education expertise to do corporate tax training, public tax seminars, and tax courses for over 20 years. Her training has taken her around the state and the country. Glenna was one of the writers for the Enrolled Agent exam when it was revamped in 2006. Glenna is a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers. She and her husband, Earle, live in New Market, Virginia, which is her hometown. Glenna, when not pursuing tax interests, enjoys spending time with her son and daughter and her five grandchildren.
LILLIAN GLOVER YOUNG – Lillian is in her 4th year teaching for the Virginia Tech Income Tax School. She has been an instructor for the Land Grant Income Tax course through NC State University for 30 years. She is a licensed CPA both in Virginia and in North Carolina. She has an office in Charlottesville, VA and in Charlotte, NC. She started her tax practice in 1980 with Deloitte. She graduated from UNCC with High Honors (BS, Business Administration, 1980) and from Salem College (BA, Mathematics, 1969). She enjoys tax planning, tax compliance, tax research and management consulting. She was born and raised in Fredericksburg, VA.
VAUGHAN LONG - Vaughan is in his 3rd year teaching for the Virginia Tech Income Tax School. He is an Enrolled Agent (EA) and the founder of Tax Solutions Alliance, a firm that specializes in IRS Tax Resolution. Vaughan is based in Richmond, VA where he was mentored by a former IRS Revenue Officer with 46 years of collection experience in IRS collections, including 28 years with the IRS and 18 years in private practice. Vaughan is a member of the Richmond, VA and National Societies of Enrolled Agents as well as the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers. He has extensive tax and negotiation experience including 7 years with the Circuit City Stores Corporate Tax and Merchandising and Buying Departments before starting his own tax practice. He has previously taught for the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents (VASEA) since 2013 and the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) since 2016. After being raised in Richmond, he graduated in 1997 from North Carolina State University with a Civil Engineering degree. He has been married 19 years to his wonderful wife and has 2 great children, a son and a daughter.
TYNISA (TY) GAINES, EA - Ty is in her second year teaching for the Virginia Tech Income Tax School. She 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 fellow of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)’s prestigious National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) which specializes in audit representation before the IRS. Ty is also a graduate of NAEA’s Schuldiner-Smollan Leadership Academy (SSLA) which focuses on non-profit board governance. In 2015, Ty received the EA of the year award from the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents (VASEA), and is the former President of the Northern Virginia Chapter and a current director for VASEA. Ty has published numerous tax articles and an e-book, “Tax-ish: Teens 1.0” geared at teens or anyone preparing their first tax return. Additionally, Ty has taught tax courses for Northern Virginia Community College and other non-profit organizations. Ty is the Assistant Tax School Director for The Income Tax School in Glen Allen, VA.
HERBERT D. (LEY) MILLS - Ley has been involved with the Virginia Tech Income Tax School for 12 years. He currently is a Senior Tax Specialist (Stakeholder Liaison - Field) assigned to Communication Stakeholder Outreach (CSO), which is part of Communications and Liaison (C&L) in the Internal Revenue Service. He has been with the Service for over 27 years, consisting of 11 years as a Revenue Agent in Compliance and the remaining years as a Senior Tax Specialist. As a Revenue Agent, Ley audited Federal Income Tax Returns for various corporations, partnerships, and self-employed individuals. He also served as the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program Coordinator in Northern Virginia (the program helped over 6,000 taxpayers annually). As a Senior Tax Specialist, Ley works with tax practitioner and professional organizations in providing information to business owners on relevant tax issues. He also served on the District Speakers Bureau. Ley is a graduate of Gettysburg College, University of Maryland, and Strayer University, earning a Masters degree in Accounting at Strayer.
ANNA FALKENSTEIN - Anna has worked with the Virginai Tech Income Tax School for 12 years. She represents the IRS for Face-to- Face and Virtual taxpayer educational and outreach events working with tax professionals, payroll providers, industry and trade associations, small business owners, as well as in conjunction with other Federal, State and local government agencies. Anna Falkenstein has been employed with the IRS since 1988. Prior to her work in education and outreach, she held positions as a field Revenue Officer and Offer-in- Compromise Specialist in the Collection Division. Anna regularly speaks at organization meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops, both face-to- face and via webcast, on tax related topics that are relevant to the given tax professional, payroll or small business audience.