About Our Firm

Legacy Wealth Management

Legacy Wealth Management’s mission is to help you build a better legacy. Our primary area of expertise is wealth management.

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Jay Sharifi

Founder and Investment Advisor

For over 17 years, Jay has helped families in Richmond and across the Tidewater region and Northern Virginia develop comprehensive, creative retirement income strategies using investment and insurance products and services. His goal is to create financial strategies for clients’ lifetimes that capitalize on their unique opportunities while working around challenges.

Long a believer that ongoing education leads to improved performance, Jay applies advanced techniques gained while earning his Georgetown University Financial Planning certificate. His method is first to uncover and clarify specific goals. Then, he designs a custom strategy to help pursue them. He assists in implementing and overseeing that strategy, monitoring performance and adjusting it when needed. His holistic planning strategy has helped set him apart in his line of work.

A resident of Arlington, Virginia, Jay is also an active member of the communities in which he lives and works. For seven years, he has been an advocate of Cole’s Closet, a nonprofit organization assisting families with children who suffer from critical, chronic or terminal diseases. He is also a supporter of Medical Missionaries, a Manassas-based volunteer group of more than 200 doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals improving the health conditions of people living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad. Jay enjoys traveling and has also been on multiple church-directed missionary trips to different countries around the world.

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Nolen Howe

Advisor

Nolen’s passion for building relationships and getting to know people from all walks of life serves him well as he helps clients and their families work toward their retirement goals.

With a focus on holistic financial planning, Nolen is dedicated to helping clients develop a comprehensive financial strategy to see them to and through retirement. According to Nolen, the best advice he can offer clients is, “Have a plan for when you reach your goal.” Nolen is a financial professional who can offer investment products and services. He passed the Series 7 and 66 securities exams and completed the Edward Jones Financial Advisor Development Program.

Born and raised in Maine, Nolen and his wife, Jasmine, now live in Alexandria, Virginia, with their daughter Grace. In his spare time, Nolen enjoys golf, snowboarding, hunting and fishing.

The Edward Jones Financial Advisor Development Program is not indicative of the individual's knowledge, experience, or past or future performance.

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Kaycee N. Sirstins

Team Leader

In her role as a team leader, Kaycee does a little bit of everything around the office. She spearheads planning of the firm’s client events, manages its compliance wing and optimizes workflow processes — simply put, Kaycee lends a hand wherever needed. She holds life, health and annuities licenses in Virginia.

Kaycee received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Brigham Young University-Idaho and then entered a career in early childhood education as a preschool teacher. When she felt she couldn’t grow professionally in her position anymore, she went looking for a new direction. She discovered the foundation of the financial field had similarities to the education field: helping others prepare for their futures. She joined Legacy Wealth Management in 2017.

Away from the office, Kaycee can often be found crafting home décor, sewing, reading and spending time with her husband and their many nieces and nephews. She grew up in the Washington, D.C., area with five siblings and now lives with her husband, David, and son, Levi, in Warrenton, Virginia. The couple met through his sister, who is also Kaycee’s best friend.

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Carmen Rivera

Client Service Specialist

Carmen’s love for helping others initially led her to the medical field. Realizing it was not her calling, she switched industries and now focuses on assisting clients on their retirement journey. She is responsible for helping clients with reports, reviewing applications, maintaining communication and preparing for appointments.

Before joining Legacy Wealth Management, Carmen worked as an insurance agent and in banking. She holds property and casualty licenses and takes pride in helping protect clients’ assets.

“We are here to help and genuinely want what is best for you,” she says.

Born in Honduras, Carmen and her family moved to the U.S. when she was four. She has lived in Virginia ever since. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, taking her puppy, Leo, to explore new trails, trying new restaurants and exploring different food.

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Laila Sharifi

Relationship Representative

Laila brings more than a decade of office management experience to her role at Legacy Wealth Management. She is responsible for acting as the frontline in dealing with public relations, assisting the marketing team and executing various administrative tasks. From greeting clients and maintaining accurate records to assisting with seminar planning, Laila does a little bit of everything to ensure a positive client experience.

Laila earned her associate degree in accounting from Nassau Community College in New York. She loves working in an office environment, and before joining Legacy, she held several roles, including office manager, marketing assistant and recruiter.

Laila was married to her husband, Jawid, for 20 years before he passed away. They have two children, Zara and Zaki (deceased). When not working, she loves shopping, going to cafes, party planning and traveling to warmer places.

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Betsy Belteton

Client Service Specialist

A key part of the operations team at Legacy Wealth Management, Betsy helps ensure your visit runs as smoothly as possible. Her responsibilities include processing applications and assisting the advisors in preparing documentation for client appointments. A graduate of George Mason University, Betsy has worked in the financial services industry since 2016, and before that, she was an AVID tutor with Manassas City Public Schools. She holds an active Life, Health, and Annuity license in VA.

Betsy currently serves in the Air National Guard. She lives with her son, Ezra, and their dog, a German shepherd named Bailey. When she’s not helping clients, Betsy enjoys going for runs and doing fun activities with her family.

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Jessica Hickenbottom

Relationship Coordinator

Jessica loves building solid and long-lasting relationships with clients and making them feel at home whenever they visit the office.

As a military spouse, Jessica has traveled all over the world, including living in Germany and Hawaii. During that time, she worked in several industries, including as an event planner and executive administrative assistant for several CEOs. When her husband retired from the military, Jessica wanted to expand her knowledge base regarding retirement. As part of the Legacy Wealth Management team, she continues to utilize her organizational and people skills to provide clients with the ultimate customer experience.

Jessica has been married to her husband, Bill, for more than 20 years. They have two daughters, Haley and Hilary. In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, cooking, visiting wineries, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

Schedule a Meeting

To schedule a time to discuss your financial future and the possible role of investments and insurance in your financial strategy, contact us at info@lwealthmanagement.com or call us at 877-650-4738 today!