About Us

Our Story

Legacy Creation Network was founded in 1999 by Kelly Bissinger as part of his participation in a program called “Strategic Coach”. Legacy Creation was created with the goal of creating a unique name and a process to achieve financial success for our client. For many years, Legacy Creation was a Division of the Simmons Insurance Group, based in Hermiston, Oregon.

In 2008, Kelly met James Hurst, a new Advisor in Klamath Falls, who Kelly was asked to train and mentor. As Kelly worked alongside James and saw him grow his career, Kelly started thinking about the succession plan for Legacy Creation. Kelly started grooming James to take over his firm.

In 2013, after 36 years in the industry, Kelly and James implemented a plan for James to take on more responsibilities at Legacy Creation and to purchase the firm. James started making regular trips to Hermiston to visit with clients and learn as much as he can from Kelly.

James transitioned from Klamath Falls to Hermiston in September 2018 to be closer to the firm’s main office. To this day, James and Kelly work very close to ensure all our clients receive premier level service.

In January 2019, the Legacy family grew with the addition of Paul Merz of Merz Financial in Yakima, Washington. Merz Financial was another Branch Office of Securities America and has been a perfect addition to Legacy Creation Network.

James, Kelly, Paul, as well as our entire staff are here ready to meet the needs of our clients.

Why Choose Us

Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world. As an independent firm, we are not held to one company or a limited list of products. We have the ability to work with any person or company, so we always keep the best interest of the client at the forefront of everything we do.

Our Advisors have over 83 years of combined experience, with our “youngest” Advisor with over a decade of experience in the industry. With all of this experience, our team knows the industry and the right people to connect with. Our Advisors are able to speak the language of the industry, AND be able to translate to the language of the consumer.

Legacy Creation knows we are a piece to secure the overall success of our client, so we make ourselves available to collaborate directly with other professionals, such as your CPA or Trust Attorney, to make sure you are well represented.

Legacy Creation wants to take the traditional role of a Financial Advisor of just managing your assets and expand it to also include educating our clients. Managing behavior and helping clients understand how their behaviors directly impact their financial future, helps everyone stay on track.

Location, Location, Location

Many of us from rural communities, sometimes feel we are required to travel to “The City” for access to quality services. We are here to break that mindset and offer world-class advisory services to everyone, no matter where you live. Our office utilizes technology to serve the needs of our clients and allows us to meet with you, wherever you may be at the time. Legacy Creation Network does not limit ourselves to a specific region, state, or even country. Our Advisors serve clients all across the United States, from New York to Hawaii, as well as a few international clients.

We still maintain three physical location throughout Oregon and Washington to serve the needs of our communities. It doesn’t matter where you are, Legacy Creation Network is here to help you Protect those you love from catastrophe, Prepare yourself for the future, and Establish a lifestyle of happiness.

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