Meet the professionals who can help you Pursue Your Goals


We help individuals and families pursue their ideal retirements.

Meet The Team

The team behind Arkansas Retirement Consultants, LLC is made up of qualified financial professionals who are passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.

We are a team of dedicated individuals committed to adding value to our clients’ and team members’ lives.

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Steve Irwin Partner / Investment Advisor / Licensed Insurance Agent

AR License #1665222 |CRD #3273883

Steve has been helping retirees and pre-retirees in Garland and surrounding counties for 35 years. His agency, The Irwin Agency, has grown to be the recognized leader in retirement planning for the Hot Springs, Arkansas, area. He and his wife, Rhonda, are both lifelong residents of Hot Springs and have two children, Miles and Lauren. Steve and Rhonda Irwin partnered with two existing employees to form Arkansas Retirement Consultants, LLC. Arkansas Retirement Consultants, LLC has all of the same employees committed to excellence and customer service that our clients have come to love and respect.

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Blake Buttrum Partner / Investment Advisor / Licensed Insurance Agent

AR License #16838337 | CRD #6190953

Blake joined The Irwin Agency in 2010 after graduating from Henderson State University. Blake loves helping people achieve their lifelong goals through strategic planning and case design. He is married to Ashley, who works for Hall & Koppel Orthodontics. Together they have a daughter, Elley. They have been lifelong residents of the Hot Springs area.

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Matt Minton Partner / Investment Advisor / Licensed Insurance Agent

AR License #16838338 | CRD #6553971

Matt Minton joined The Irwin Agency team in May of 2011 after graduating from Henderson State University. He resides in Bismarck, Arkansas, his hometown. Matt helps his clients with issues ranging from Medicare and Medicaid to retirement and legacy planning. His wife, Kelly, is a kindergarten teacher at Caddo Hills Elementary, and together they have a son, Matthew Clifton, and daughter, Noella.

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Rhonda Irwin Partner / Vice President of Accounting

Rhonda co-founded The Irwin Agency and is currently a partner of Arkansas Retirement Consultants, LLC. Rhonda also serves as the accounting officer for the firm.

Rhonda has lived in Hot Springs her entire life. She and her husband, Steve, have two children, Miles and Lauren.

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Rhonda Yates Receptionist

Rhonda spent over 31 years with the U.S. Postal service. She joined us part-time after she retired. Her hobbies include ballroom dance, working with stained glass, french beaded flowers and needlework. She has lived on Lake Hamilton since 1991 and enjoys the many activities that it offers. As a native Arkansan, she believes this is the best place on earth.

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Joey Scott Accounting

Joey joined The Irwin Agency team in May of 2019 and graduated from Henderson State University. After being a resident of Texas for two years, he relocated back to his hometown of Hot Springs to bring his skill set to a local business.

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Christin Mortimore Marketing Director

Christin joined Arkansas Retirement Consultants in 2021. She moved to the Hot Springs area from Louisiana with her husband and their three children, James, Kellie and Noah. She is in charge of all the marketing and social media for the firm, as well as helping with daily tasks. In her spare time, she and her family are enjoying all that Arkansas has to offer.

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Noelle Mabry Director of Client Relations

Noelle joined Arkansas Retirement Consultants in 2021, but she is off to a great start. She has worked in our industry for over 10 years and is very knowledgeable and will go above and beyond to make sure everything is how it should be. She has been a resident of Hot Springs since 1994 and has two children, Kyle and Garrett.

Ready to Take The Next Step?

For more information about any of our products and services, schedule a meeting today or register to attend a Event.

Or give us a call at 501.623.7066.