About Us

The Legacy Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia with videographer affiliates throughout the U.S.

How it Began

The idea for The Legacy Mission was inspired by three friends: Terry Hunt, a lifelong mentor who lived life to the fullest long after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease; Lisa Stevens, an organized Mom and charter school founder who attacked a grim prognosis of breast cancer – and later lung cancer – with vigor, now helping others as a survivor; and Chip and Sheila Kennett, who shared their perspectives on a variety of life topics as a gift to their children and others in the face of Chip’s lung cancer. Shooting the “Team Kennett” video set in motion    The Legacy Mission to help others as well.

Cofounders Amy B. Smith, a communications executive, and Roy Heisler, a cinematographer, obtained nonprofit corporation status for The Legacy Mission in October 2013.


amyBIOAbout Amy Smith
Amy has worked in leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies, U.S. government agencies and other organizations. Key roles include: Vice President, Marketing at Invensys plc in London, England; Director of Communications for the U.S. Department of Defense at the Pentagon and in Baghdad, Iraq; Managing Director, U.S. Public Affairs at Burson-Marsteller in Washington, D.C.;  and Vice President, Communications, Raytheon Company in Dulles, Virginia. Amy is based in Alexandria, Virginia. She takes no salary, nor does any staff, for work with The Legacy Mission.



RoyBioAbout Roy Heisler
Roy is an award winning Cinematographer, Editor, Designer and Programmer who has filmed in some of the most dangerous locations on earth. He was Co-Creator of a series on A&E entitled Random 1, recently picked up by The Oprah Network.  His camera credits include: Smithsonian, Reuters, BBC, Travel Channel, ESPN, A&E, Johns Hopkins, The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, Valentino, MetLife, and Amazon.com. Roy is based in Baltimore, Maryland.