Fredrick E. Adkins, III CFP®, ChFC, MBA

CEO, President

Rick Adkins is President/CEO of The Arkansas Financial Group, Inc. He has provided financial counsel to clients for over thirty years. He is passionate about helping clients make sound financial decisions based on solid facts and using a process that helps reduce the debilitating influence of short-term emotions and transactional thinking. His ability to think strategically and provide practical counsel are hallmarks of his client work.

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Kristina K. Bolhouse, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Vice President

Kristina Bolhouse is Vice-President and a shareholder of The Arkansas Financial Group, Inc. Her love of numbers, eye for detail, and nurturing spirit make her a perfect fit with her clients. Originally from Michigan, she thoroughly enjoys living and working in Arkansas. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and was also awarded the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Ralph Broadwater, M.D., CFP®, AIF®

Vice-President

Ralph Broadwater is Vice-President and a shareholder of the Arkansas Financial Group. Ralph works with physicians and their families to help them invest their money wisely and achieve their goals. As a surgeon, he understands physicians’ unique issues, and has over 20 years’ experience advising doctors on their financial planning and investments.

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Mary McCraw, CFP®

Senior Financial Planner

Mary McCraw is a Senior Financial Planner and shareholder of The Arkansas Financial Group. Mary’s passion is to help clients plan and create the life of their dreams, free from anxiety about money. With 17 years of experience in financial planning, ranging from middle class families to clients in the entertainment industry, she is well prepared for that. Her strong belief in fee-only financial planning makes her position with the Arkansas Financial Group an excellent match.

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Planning Team

Zachery Otwell

Paraplanner

Zac graduated from Harding University in May 2021 with degrees in Accounting and Finance. He grew up in Little Rock and developed a passion for finance while watching his family own and operate small businesses. Zac’s desire to provide fee-only advice led him to pursue a career with the Arkansas Financial Group.

Zac values the opportunity to create lasting relationships with our clients. He enjoys hearing their vision for the future and creating practical steps to help them achieve their goals.

Zac loves to spend time cheering on the hogs, woodworking, and planning kayaking trips to the Buffalo River with his friends.

Client Services Team

Gari Bassett

Office Manager

Gari is an Arkansan, born and raised in DeWitt. She attended Arkansas State University and has many years of administrative experience. As the Office Manager she handles scheduling for the Financial Advisors and supervises the Client Services Team. 

Becoming a widow at a young age, Gari brings the personal experience of how quickly financial situations can change and the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. That is why she is passionate about being a part of the team at the Arkansas Financial Group.

A huge Arkansas Razorback fan, she loves attending games on the Hill. She also enjoys spending lots of time with her friends, family, and miniature schnauzer, Mercy.

Asia McCollum

Client Service Administrator

Asia graduated from Henderson State University in May of 2018. In 2019, Asia moved to Bryant to work at a bank, where she grew to love working with people. We are so happy that she joined our team in January 2020 and is the go-to person for all things Fidelity. Asia loves building genuine relationships with clients and is excited to grow with AFG in the future.

Growing up in Malvern, AR, she enjoyed playing volleyball at the Boys & Girls Club, where she would later volunteer and work. Working there taught her important teamwork and problem-solving skills which she brings to her job every day. Asia enjoys spending time with her family, including watching movies and taking trips together.

Quintin Schellenger

Client Service Administrator

Quintin graduated from Texas Tech in December 2018 with a degree in Personal Financial Planning. He started with us as an intern during his senior year and was such a great fit that we offered him a full-time position. He is well versed in problem-solving and enjoys helping clients with his extensive knowledge of technology.

Quintin likes to spend his free time cooking and playing games with friends, such as chess. He values his relationship with his family and spends Sundays with his sister while they both attempt to cook the same new dish on Facetime. He is always willing to share recipes too!


* Please Note: Limitations. The achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, recognition by publications, media, or other organizations, membership in any professional organization, or any amount of prior experience or success, should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if Arkansas Financial Group is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.