Protecting Your Loved Ones Preserving Your Assets

Our Team

Decades of South Dakota Estate Planning Experience

Our team is committed to the success and legacy of each of our clients. We place the highest value on leading our clients to real solutions for their legal, financial and emotional needs that arise in estate and business planning services and elder law. We are a family, with a warm and inviting environment where each individual’s dignity is respected. We provide opportunities to our employees to be challenged, to succeed, and to achieve personal fulfillment. We are successful because our clients are imminently satisfied with their relationship with us.

Call (605) 610-4016 now to schedule your free consultation. You can also contact Aspen Legacy Planning online.


Lisa Kendrick Wesolick

Business Director for Aspen Legacy Planning and Kendrick & Co.

Lisa's primary and most visible role is to direct the day-to-day business operations of the Firm and our affiliate Kendrick & Co. (transitional care consulting). As such, she serves our business and its clients in a direct and meaningful way. She also serves, informally, as the firm's CXO (chief experience officer) to ensure that our clients receive the best possible client experience with the Firm. Her focus is on initial contact with future clients wanting to attend our seminars and schedule initial consultations, as well as those having questions about our process. Our warm and professional office environment is a direct reflection of her personal commitment to making all of our guests feel special and unique.


Stephanie East


Stephanie is a highly trained and dedicated professional who has primary contact with our clients once the Forward Development Process (FDP) has begun. She is responsible for assembling the all the legal and funding documents and often times handles the signing meetings. She is the first person you should call if you have any questions about our process. She will ensure that the appropriate member of our team responds to your inquiry.


Rachel Young-Espinosa

Administrative/Legal Assistant and Special Projects Associate

Rachel's experience in customer relations and communications adds a special dimension to the Firm's service offerings. She handles a variety of responsibilities, including client intake and interviews, initial document drafting, coordinating workflow process, and marketing communications. Rachel is eager to assist our clients in accomplishing their estate planning objectives.


Peggy Hettick, RN, CLNC, NLCP

Nurse Consultant for Kendrick & Co.

Peggy has over twenty-one years of experience as a registered nurse in various areas of the hospital setting. Her responsibility as a transitional-care nurse consultant is to assess and evaluate the needs of clients who are in need of long-term care. She initiates care plans, coordinates care between physicians, hospitals, senior care/assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, hospice and other health care professionals. She reviews medical records and will translate the medical terminology so a client understands the needs of a loved one. Peggy's primary role is to serve as our clients' advocate in overwhelming circumstances.


Sarah Covington, MBA, CPCO

Legal Intern

Sarah Covington, MBA, CPCO holds certification by Harvard Business School On-line in Management Essentials, Cornell On-line in Business Law, and from the AAPC as a Certified Professional Compliance Officer. In 2020, Sarah led 3 different teams to an MIT Hackathon track win and also an OHSU Inventathon track win. She also led a winning team in an FDA/HHS Diagnostic Designathon. Sarah was a presenter in the 2021 National Health Policy Conference, covering emerging health tech. She was also selected as a participant in Cambia Grove’s Hackathon to develop alternative care and payment models in consideration of social drivers of health, equity and inclusion. Sarah was also selected to participate in founder’s frequency and has served as a mentor for several emerging healthcare start-ups.

Sarah is currently pursuing a juris doctorate and passionately serving as a legal intern. Sarah has also previously worked in leadership roles for 3 health systems in Revenue Cycle Management, specializing in leading operations through system conversions and acquisitions, served as the VP of Revenue Cycle for AIE Medical Management, a vendor solution, and as the COO for a healthtech start-up company. Moreover, Sarah also serves as a professor helping to guide the next generation towards innovative approaches in healthcare management.

From her professional contributions to her volunteer work, Sarah has committed her time towards ensuring seamless operations, allowing clinical counterparts to focus on patient care.

  • No-Obligation Consultations

    We offer no-obligation in-person, telephone and video-conference consultations for your convenience.

  • 25+ Years of Legal Experience

    Our attorney has extensive experience in complex business, commercial and family legal issues.

  • Relationship Focused Services

    As your attorney and counselor, we put your interests first - treating you with respect, honesty and dignity.

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How to Reach Us (605) 610-4016 Main Office
909 St. Joseph Street, Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701 Map & Directions [+]

Northern Hills Office
540 Heritage Drive, Suite 4
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
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