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 also works at the agency. 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 second-grade 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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Nancy Baker Client Service and Administrative Assistant

Nancy has been a team member since 2012, and she brings more than 40 years of customer service experience to the firm. She pitches in on a variety of tasks to support the advisors, including preparing information and gathering data for meetings.

Working at Arkansas Retirement Consultants is a family affair for Nancy, whose mother and multiple other family members have been clients of the agency for years.

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Ashley Buttrum Marketing Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

Ashley joined the firm in March 2019. She manages all of the marketing efforts for the company, overseeing the website and social media platforms. She is married to Blake, and they have one daughter, Elley. She also helps in the day-to-day tasks and supporting the advisors and their clients.

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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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Or give us a call at 501.623.7066.