Making Crypto Easy

Kelly Sunshawl Barrett, EA is a trusted speaker and expert on cryptocurrency, blockchain, and crypto tax law. Her goal is to serve everyday people on their crypto education journey by providing easy-to-follow detailed online courses, crypto tax consulting, and crypto investing coaching. To accomplish her goal Kelly founded the Life with Crypto social learning platform.

Life with Crypto is a global online platform for people seeking community, information, and education on their journey through the evolution of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. It is an education site where members can learn simple, effective ways to grow wealth, follow blockchain use cases, and get prepared for crypto taxes. The platform offers both FREE and paid courses.

Kelly Sunshawl Barrett, EA

Kelly Sunshawl Barrett is available for:

  • Podcast interviews
  • Crypto tax trainings 
  • Presentations on cryptocurrency
  • Breakout sessions and panel discussions

Individual services also include:

  • Crypto tax consulting
  • Crypto investment coaching
Kelly Sunshawl Barrett at a speaking engagement

Teaching everyday people about Bitcoin and how to safely purchase it.

Full Bio

Kelly started her Accounting, Bookkeeping and Payroll business in 2006. She is a Licensed Tax Consultant in the State of Oregon and an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Kelly first learned about bitcoin around 2011 after hearing about it in the news. Her investments were in the stock market at the time, and she didn’t become curious about this asset class till 2013 when it started raising in price. As the housing market crash of 2008 proceeded to wipe out up to 50% of her partner’s 401k, the life changing potential of bitcoin and its blockchain started looking intriguing. She bought her first three bitcoins for $250 each on Coinbase in June of 2015 as an experiment.

Now came the exciting part, where to spend it? At the time no place in her hometown accepted bitcoin. But she did eventually find an owner of a computer repair shop, who sold her a used laptop for one bitcoin. The transaction at the time wasn’t as exciting because Coinbase allowed users to send coins to each other by just typing in an email address, but, nonetheless, a laptop was purchased…and as time passed, that ended up being one expensive laptop, as bitcoin did briefly hit $20k at the end of 2017. Speculating in crypto currencies is not for the faint of heart but is very exciting.

Her research and experimentation led Kelly to create a Bitcoin Basics training for tax accountants in the fall of 2007 and it was met with high reviews, lots of questions and solidified the fact that there is a great need for this information among both tax professionals and individuals who hold cryptocurrency portfolios.

Kelly is currently a Crypto and Blockchain Educator and teaches tax professionals about crypto and taxes through live trainings held at professional Tax Organizations like the Oregon Association of Tax Consultants and the Oregon Society of Tax Consultants. Her passion is to teach everyday people how to buy their first piece of a bitcoin.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys Tai Chi as well as hiking and camping with her life partner and dog, Tucker.

Kelly Sunshawl Barrett portrait

Kelly’s hobby is to explore the great outdoors of Oregon with her partner and dog, Tucker.

Recent Interviews

Media Contact

If you would like to have Kelly Sunshawl Barrett on your show for a powerful and insightful interview, please send us an email with the name of the show, your contact information, a proposed date and time and the calling details. Email address is [email protected]

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“I want to sincerely thank you for your hands on time yesterday. I successfully sent all coins from Coinbase exchange to my wallet. I also moved all that I could from Binance, so it is way more cleaned up. You rock!”
– Molly B

“Speaker most knowledgeable I’ve heard.” 
– live training

“Very clear and concise. She made a very complicated topic understandable.” 
– Suzanne D