Kevin Spafford is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® at Ryan Wealth Management. Kevin
specializes in succession, retirement, and estate planning for a growing clientele of family
business owners, farmers, and pre-retirees. Kevin’s work improves results for clients by engaging
in the succession planning process by enhancing financial security, creating a smooth
ownership transition, and mitigating tax consequences.
In addition to being the architect of the award-winning* Farm Journal Legacy Project, Kevin also
wrote Legacy by Design: Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners, a valuable resource for
helping farmers make succession decisions. He has created several workbooks and client
planning tools facilitated workshops for numerous farm and ranch families and hosted five
seasons of ‘Leave a Legacy’ TV.
Among a series of professional designations and licenses, Kevin has earned a Bachelor of
Science in Agricultural Management with a concentration in Business, from California
Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Kevin enjoys flying, fishing, hunting, and camping. He and his wife of 40 years, Anne-Marie, are
proud parents to their son Drew and his wife Dana, and their daughter Sara and her husband,
Michael. In October 2020, Kevin and Anne-Marie welcomed their second grandchild.
* In 2011, the Farm Journal Legacy Project was awarded the Grand Neal Award considered one
of the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism.