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The Mission & Vision

To help you and your family connect better today so you feel confident in your ability to pass on your values and inheritance to future generations.

To help every family create meaningful bonding experiences that are irreplaceable, unforgettable, and unique.







The Values

What Makes Us Unique?

There are many programs available for individuals interested in family bonding. There are also a variety of financial programs out there that focus on generational wealth advising. However, ours is the only program that manages to encompass both: Your family values and wealth advisory. 

We recognize that the two aspects are necessarily intertwined—so intertwined, in fact, that they can’t be separated or thrive independently. Our family bonds must be strong if we hope to successfully pass down not only values but also wealth to the generations that follow. We’re all about building true, lasting legacies founded on genuine connection. 

Legado Family helps you craft that unshakable foundation for your family now, so that you can feel confident passing along your legacy in the future. We provide you with the ultimate roadmap that will help your peace of mind when it comes to setting your family up for success for every generation that follows. Let’s take the purpose and drive that propels your work life and apply it to your true legacy, your family.

Why We Do It

By building a strong family today, you create a lasting legacy for the future. You have the power as a parent to establish and instill values, milestones, and structure into your family—things that will serve your loved ones not only in this generation but for many generations to come. 

When you think of successful businesses, they have logos, mission statements, traditions, milestone planning, and legal documents—so why don’t we do these things in our families, too?

We believe all families should have the tools to create open communication between family members, raise capable and independent kids, learn how to be accountable as a parent, and have strong relationships with each other. 

Regardless of your dynamic, let us help you feel confident in the future of your family. It’s never too late, or too early, to start.

Check out our page below to discover free resources and programs to help you get started!

Meet The Founders


Rich Christiansen

Rich is the person you think of when it comes to finding someone to help guide your family towards balance, success, and bonding at its finest. 

But, it hasn’t always come easy, and that’s why his story is relatable to so many busy parents and why it is his mission to share it with the world. 


Rich has gone on to become a successful entrepreneur, humanitarian, mentor, and thought leader. He is also the author of the best-selling book, The Zigzag Principle, co-author of Bootstrap Business: A Step-By-Step Business Survival Guide, and co-author of a book written with his son Tim called Even if Your Toes Turn Purple: Raising Teenagers that are Confident, Happy, and Stand Out.

Rich and his wife Gaye are the proud parents of five sons and a daughter they sponsor from Nepal and grandparents to eight beautiful grandchildren. In their free time, the Christiansen family enjoys exploring the outdoors and are always up for an adventure. 


Scott Ford

Scott’s entrepreneurial spirit began as a child when he would perform magic shows at friends’ birthday parties. From there, it has unfolded into the successful businessman he is today. 

Early in Scott’s career as an insurance salesman, he witnessed many business owners lack the knowledge of money management and miss out on opportunities to maximize their earning potential. Because of this, Scott made it his mission to help other business owners pursue true wealth to experience financial freedom.


Today, Scott is Managing Director, Partner & Wealth Advisor of Carson Wealth in Hagerstown, MD and Johnson City, TN. He is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and has been an active Financial Technical Analyst since 2005. His firm specializes in comprehensive wealth management with his The Way2Wealth® proprietary process. 

His talents don’t stop there. He has also published three books including Financial Jiu-Jitsu: A Fighter’s Guide to Conquering Your Finances, The Widow’s Wealth Map: Six Steps to Beginning Again, and the New York Times Bestseller, The Sustainable Edge: Fifteen Minutes a Week to a Richer Entrepreneurial Life. 

Married to his wife Angie, they have two children and three adorable grandchildren that add to their life’s joys. Scott is living proof that with a determined mindset, entrepreneurial and family success is possible.

Meet the Legado Family Team

Andrea Reindl
Angela Cooke
Maddy Roland
Kelsy Toker
Kaitlyn Carr

Unsure Where To Start?

There are many ways you can strengthen your family, but one of the best ways to start is by pinning down and writing out your family values.  

Check out our Family Values worksheet for a fun exercise that will help you start looking at your own family values with the same intentionality and focus on long-term purpose you bring to a boardroom.

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