Linda and her late husband lived in New Jersey when they were raising their three children. Later they lived in Toronto, Canada for a few years prior to retirement. With retirement, in 2000, came the big decision to relocate and put down roots in Travelers Rest, South Carolina in the golf community of the Cliffs Valley, where they built a home designed by their youngest son! In 2011, Linda’s husband succumbed to his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Kris and his late wife, both from Iowa, raised their two children while working across multiple US states with international assignments in Germany and England. Kris pursues a career in industrial automation technologies and also planned his retirement in Travels Rest.

Then, in 2017, Linda met Kris, who had lost his late-wife also to cancer, and the two discovered that they had many things in common. They got engaged and married in 2018 and then set to the task of combining households and beginning their life together. Their family grew to a collective five children and eight grandchildren who are spread out all over the country! This keeps Linda and Kris on their toes doing lots of traveling throughout the year!


Linda is an accomplished watercolor and acrylic artist who shared her talent at the elementary school level and later taught children and adults through two Art Associations that she was a member of in Western New Jersey. She has also exhibited her paintings in conjunction with the Art Association in Greenville, SC. She enjoys golf (will be in good company at Legacy), reading… might be a book club or two in her future… and flower gardening…and a community garden calling her name!

Kris, too, thoroughly enjoys the sport of golf and this couple presently play a few times a week! Kris is also an avid bicyclist who leads a group of riders on some challenging terrain a few times a week! During the winter seasons, he skis and enjoys wood working.

They lead an active social life and, once they married, enjoy socializing with new and mutual many groups of friends. They play Bocce Ball and have tried Pickle Ball, both of which they will enjoy on the Legacy site!


Linda grew up in a small rural town, Arcola, Illinois, that is the Broom Corn Capitol of the United States!
Kris grew up on a dairy farm in NE Iowa and passed on the opportunity to become the 4th generation proprietor on the Bierbaum Family Farm.


Kris and Linda are attracted to the location, beauty of the site, the variety of floorplans and, most specifically, the equity model of home ownership. Having had the benefit of interacting at the Spring and Fall Founding Guild Member events this year, they found their future neighbors to be very genuine. And, finally, the timing relative to occupying their home at Legacy works out well for them.


The greatest asset of Legacy in the eyes of Kris and Linda is the many plans for the residents to continue and foster an active lifestyle.


Estate Home 49, Floor Plan Penlee


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With all grading permits and approvals received, site work has begun.  This kicks off the necessary steps in Legacy’s overall timeline to open in 2026!  Don’t miss your chance to be among the first to own a home at Legacy. 

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Janet & Ann

Janet & Ann met in a yoga class over a decade ago and were married on the day the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges case.

Barbara and Paul

While Barbara and Paul have enjoyed living in downtown Charleston, SC, they will not miss the growing threat of hurricanes, tidal flooding and the various impacts of climate change when they move to Legacy.