Meet Our Team!

Mark and Jill Clifford

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Kris Kimball

Legacy Tours owner, Kris Kimball on tour bus

Mark and Jill Clifford started Legacy Tours in 2010. They have a passion for travel and love sharing this with other. Mark has traveled throughout Europe and the United States including studying abroad in Russia. Likewise, Jill has also traveled through Europe and the middle East, studying abroad in Vienna, Austria; Prague, Czech Republic and Jerusalem, Israel. Mark has been involved in Real Estate since graduating from Brigham Young University with a BS degree in psychology and a minor in business. Jill taught High School English after graduating with BA degree in Humanities from Brigham Young University.

Mark and Jill have 4 children. They live in Bountiful, Utah. Besides traveling abroad, they also love to hike, read, and explore the beautiful state of Utah.

Kris Kimball is married with 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Kris studied at Utah State University, the University of Utah and at Cambridge University. She is co-host of the “Liberty Mom Podcast”  part of the Loving Liberty Radio Network. Kris is also a guest panelist on “Inside Utah Politics” on Additionally, she is the former President of the United Women’s Forum and former Board Member of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Studies. Kris loves to travel, seek truth and to explore history in person. She has spent the last 7 years studying ancient history, ancient religion and the Egyptian Hermetic Traditions. She and her husband Dave reside in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kris is our Traditions of Christ expert. Travel with Kris this year to England, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and more coming 2024!

Our Guides

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Rod L. meldrum

Rod L. Meldrum is a researcher, best-selling LDS author, and international lecturer on the validity of the Book of Mormon with an emphasis on its scriptural and physical evidences. His book titled, “Exploring the Book of Mormon in America’s Heartland” is the #1 LDS Book about Book of Mormon geography with over 40,000 copies printed. He began guiding the Book of Mormon Chronology Tour in 2018.

Rod has also written a book titled “Prophecies and Promises; The Book of Mormon and the USA.” This book outlines the 36 Prophecies and Promises that clearly identify
the United States as the location of the ‘Promised Land’ of the Latter-days. It has been called a “stunning” new insight on geography research and provides historical evidence that documents containing Joseph Smith’s words, writings, and actions were consistent with the prophecies & promises of the Book of Mormon. He also served for seven years as the senior scientific researcher on the book titled, “
Universal Model” by Dean Sessions, a natural sciences textbook. The first volume of over
800 pages was just printed in 2017 and volume two printed in 2018, with volume three to follow. It’s over 2,500 pages of “New Millennial Science.”

He began his study of issues surrounding the controversy over DNA and the Book of Mormon in 2003 which led to a study of the origins of proposed geographical settings of the Book of Mormon. In addition, he has spent years of intensive study of the Book of Mormon itself and the historical background and documents associated with it. He is passionate about sharing his research of the Book of Mormon Chronology with others. 

Jared Rubalcaba

Jared Rubalcaba holds a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University; where he focused his studies in Outdoor Leadership Training. This educational foundation of Experience Management served as a springboard into many successful and rewarding teaching opportunities over the last 15+ Years. Jared has been an Instructor for Martial Arts, SCUBA, Free Diving, Rock Climbing, Wilderness Survival, Wilderness Therapy, Leadership Development and Corporate National Training Meetings. His studies, teaching and guided trips have taken him all over the world.The bulk of Jared’s professional career has been spent working with Youth/Teens in a myriad of Wilderness, Residential or State Therapeutic Programs. His passion is the healing and self-discovery that can be found in nature and discovering one’s place in the cosmos. This Bio should be pictured with him wearing a T-Shirt saying, “The Mountains are Calling, and I Must Go!” As a young adult, Jared served a two-year Ecclesiastical Mission on the Kiribati Islands. But his spiritual tutelage started at a much younger age and has lasted throughout his adult life in finding Truth, Light and Wisdom while exploring various religions and scriptural texts from many sects of Christianity, Taoism, Buddhism, Near Eastern Religions, Gnosticism, and Hermeticism. His years of religious studies have been prelude to encountering the esoteric truths hidden in the symbols, rituals, hieroglyphs, and architecture of Egypt. For the past several years his focus has been on the oldest religious text in the world: the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts and has recently completed his own translation of the Pyramid of Unas. But, the best thing about Jared is how amazing his wife is. Yes, she wrote this Bio.

Mike Day

Mike Day grew up in Modesto, California. After his mission in Chicago, he met his wife Sonia at Weber State University. They have four songs, one daughter-in-law, and one grandson. Mike co-hosts the podcast Talking Scripture with his colleague Bryce Dunford. He loves to grapple with the “messiness” of the Bible and “geek out” on the original languages and ancient cultural context. Mike is passionate about teaching scripture and has been an instructor for Seminaries & Institutes of Religion since 1993. His current assignment is at the Salt Lake Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah. He earned a Master’s Degree in Education in 2001 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Utah in World Languages & Cultures, Comparative LIterary & Cultural Studies with an emphasis on Classical Greek and Biblical Hebrew. Mike loves cycling, warm beaches, Tolkein, and all things Star Wars.

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Georgia Anderson

A Certified Active Parenting Instructor, Gottman Trained Educator, and Trainer for Protective Factors for Strengthening Families, Georgia has been facilitating parenting and family relations classes for over 25 years. Enjoying retirement from full time motherhood, she works part time as a massage therapist and family educator, volunteers as a birth doula, and loves humanitarian work. She is also an avid hiker, skier, and adventurer.

Legacy Tours and Travel, LLC a partnership of Mark and Jill Clifford and Kris Kimball