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Richard E. Martin, LUTCF

President and CEO

(214) 522-4245

Richard began his career in the financial services industry in 1968. After 16 years he decided to take his career, and the service level he was providing to his clients, to the next level. Richard founded Martin Financial Group in 1984 with the goal of building a successful firm around a client-centered model and the motto of providing “Service that Excels.” 

Though he probably had no idea of just how successful Martin Financial Group would become, he always knew that treating people fairly and doing the right thing for the client would pay off in the long run. That client-centered model, coupled with the “Service that Excels” motto and the “do the right thing” mindset did indeed pay off for Richard and all of the representatives at Martin Financial Group.

After 45 years in the financial services industry, regardless of the success he has experienced from running Martin Financial Group, Richard still receives his greatest joy from helping his clients with all of their financial services issues. 

When not helping his clients, or assisting one of the many successful representatives at Martin Financial Group with their practice, Richard can be found playing the occasional round of golf. 

Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative, 

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Chase Awalt

Financial Advisor

214-522-4245 ext 332

Chase was raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended school at Texas Tech University where he graduated with a Bachelor in Personal Financial Planning along with his certificate in financial planning. Chase spends his free time enjoying outdoor activities and watching college football. Chase is an active member in the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, Texas Tech Alumni Association and The Kappa Sigma Alumni Association along with many other local charities. Chase joined the Martin Financial Group in order to provide a team oriented approach to helping his clients reach various personal and financial goals. He has been in the industry since 2004, and he currently holds the Series 7 and 66 securities registrations as well as the Texas Insurance Commission Group I license. 

Chase is a registered representative and Investment advisor representative

"I work together with my clients to help educate and guide them on their way to financial freedom. I believe education, service and commitment are key to financial growth. "

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Roger K. Glass, CLU, CHFC, CASL

Financial Advisor

214-522-4245 ext 333

Roger Glass has worked in the financial services industry since 1971. Before joining Martin Financial Group in 1994, he was a nationwide Advanced Marketing Consultant for the American General Companies of Houston, Texas. Prior to his stint with American General, he was head of the Pension and Estate Planning Departments for a Dallas/Fort Worth based insurance company. His decision to join Martin Financial Group was based on his desire to return to private practice so that he could help people and businesses reach their financial goals through a hands-on approach. Roger’s specialization is in Retirement Strategies, working with people nearing or in retirement, however his practice involves many other financial disciplines including: small business retirement planning and insurance strategies, fee-based individual financial plans, life insurance, disability insurance, investments, long term care insurance, education funding, and much more.

On a personal note he is married and has two children. He is an active member of his church working with the Mission Team and Finance Team. He enjoys fishing, golf and travelling. He and his wife also participate in volunteer work. Our lives are enriched through the enrichment of others. I would welcome the opportunity to see how I might help you achieve your goals.

Registered representative and Investment advisor representative 



Jeffrey L. Lott, RHU

214-522-4245 ext 233
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Daxton Martin, FSS

Financial Advisor

214-522-4245 ext 226

Dax has a strong desire to help individuals, families & businesses work towards achieving their financial goals. Dax joined Martin Financial Group in 2004 because of the firm's ability to provide him with outstanding resources and support, as well as an enjoyable work atmosphere.

Dax grew up in North Texas and then attended Murray State University on a golf scholarship. After receiving his Bachelor's degree at Murray State, he continued his education by obtaining his Doctorate in Jurisprudence at the Texas Tech University School of Law. Upon his graduation from law school, and successfully passing the Texas Bar Exam, Dax accepted a position as a criminal prosecutor at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office. It was his time in the District Attorney's office elite Specialized Crime Division prosecuting white collar cases, and prosecuting securities fraud cases specifically, that led Dax to change his career path and enter the financial services industry.

Dax has Series 7, 24 & 66 registrations as well as his Texas Life, Accident & Health license. Separate from his work at Martin Financial Group, Dax is also licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Dax lives in Southlake with his wife Stephanie and their two children Ty and Sydney.  When not helping clients, Dax can be found watching his kids play: basketball, soccer, football or competing in track.

Dax is a member of the following professional organizations:
NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors)
GAMA International
State Bar of Texas

Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative

Martin Financial Group is independently owned and operated.

Financial Advisors do not provide specific tax or legal advice.  This information should not be considered as specific tax or legal advice. You should consult your tax or legal advisor regarding your own specific tax or legal situation.

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Zachary Martin

Financial Advisor - Director of Recruiting & Marketing

214-522-4245 ext 227

Zak enjoys nothing more than helping people achieve their financial goals. He is always ready to listen to his clients first, before creating a financial strategy that would suit them. Day or night, rain or shine, he is there to help his clients, providing a wealth of knowledge about investments and insurance needs. He is licensed with the Series 7 and 66 securities registrations, as well as the Texas Insurance Commission Group I License. 

He graduated from the University of North Texas’s Mayborn School of Journalism with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Advertising, while double minoring in Marketing and Communications. Zak joined Martin Financial Group in 2011 as the Director of Recruiting & Marketing where he has helped grow the company and provide marketing support for our team of advisors. He continues this work today on top of helping his clients with their financial needs.  

Zak was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. There is no place he would rather call home. He loves working with the individuals, families and businesses of North Texas and beyond. He enjoys staying active by playing sports, hunting, being outdoors and spending quality with family and friends.  

Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative

 Martin Financial Group is independently owned and operated.  

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Ashley Parks, CFP®

Financial Advisor

(214) 522-4245 ext 222

Ashley has been helping families navigate their financial goals and strategies since 1999. Her education as a Certified Financial Planner professional, and her role as a financial advisor and an insurance professional has given her the ability to help clients with varying goals and resources. 

At Texas A&M, Ashley pursued a BBA in Finance and later went on to SMU for her Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning. Ashley’s passion is helping families make educated financial decisions to reach their goals. She knows that you can’t plan for everything that life throws your way, but you can make smart, deliberate choices which can make all the difference. 

Ashley was born in Dallas and lives in Preston Hollow with her husband James and their daughter Madison. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association, Junior League of Dallas, National Charity League, past member of the Board of Directors for the Episcopal School and past President of the Preston Hollow East Homeowners Association.  She enjoys the outdoors, gardening and spending time with family and friends. 

It’s important to have a trusted advisor to work through the various financial decisions that are a part of our daily lives. I help clients confidently move towards their financial and lifetime goals with a holistic approach.


Ashley is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative 


Carolyn Martin

Service Administrator

214-522-4245 ext 220

Debbe Chandler

Office Administrator

214-522-4245 ext 223
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Jim D. Yarbrough, CLU, ChFC

(214) 328-5458

Jim Yarbrough has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry and a genuine concern for the present and future needs of his clients. These are only two of the many qualities that Jim has that make him a valuable member of Martin Financial Group. Jim has been an esteemed member of the Securian family since joining them in 1978.

In order to best serve his clients, Jim has obtained numerous designations during his career. Jim has obtained the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation, the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation, and the Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) designation.

When one looks for the root of Jim's success in the business world, you need look no further than his family. Jim and his wife Sarah have been married for 50 years and reside in Sunnyvale, Texas. They have been blessed with three wonderful children and nine amazing grandchildren. Even though Jim's principal office is in Dallas, Jim is more than happy to meet his clients in and around the entire Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex if that happens to be more convenient for them.

Additional information about individuals registered with FINRA can be found on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Jim currently holds the Series 7 and Series 63 securities registrations and the Texas Insurance Commission Group 1 license. Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative

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W. Joy Adams ChFC, CFP®

Financial Advisor


After a successful career in banking, in 1989 Joy Adams continued her career in the financial services industry as an associate with a local financial services firm. Four years later, she purchased the firm and began managing and developing associates and brokers, while continuing to build and service her own clients. In 1996, she renamed the firm Adams Financial Group and it has grown into a full-service financial services firm.

Joy is a graduate of the Certified Financial Planning Profession Educational Program of the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. She completed a Financial Planning Internship at the University of Colorado and received her Chartered Financial Consultant certification from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

An active member of the East Texas Estate Planning Council and the East Texas Chapter Financial Service Professionals, she's also past president and active member of the Tyler Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and past State Professional Development Chairman for the Texas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. In addition, she served several times on a committee for Drake University and the State Board of Insurance to review state insurance exams. Joy is a member of the Financial Planning Association, a life member of the Million Dollar Roundtable1 and a life member of the Texas Leaders Roundtable.

She is also an Investment Advisor Representative and registered representative 

Joy and her husband Robert are active members of the Mt Carmel Baptist Church and make their home in Troup, Texas.

1Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.

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Kim McClure, MSFP, CFP®

Financial Advisor


Kim McClure has always dreamed of helping people have successful and fulfilling lives. As a former full-time teacher and coach, she helped her students prepare themselves academically and physically to meet the many daily challenges and interesting opportunities placed before them. As a member of the Adams Financial Group team since 1999, the dream of helping people achieve success has only continued to grow. Her desire to help clients make informed financial decisions for themselves and for their families so that they can face their futures with the same security and confidence she worked to instill in her students. Through sound recommendations, Kim helps her clients make decisions affecting their life insurance policies, their investments, and their futures. Kim has a love for people, and works diligently to establish a relationship with her clients that will help lead to positive, long-term benefits for them. Kim is a current member and past President of the Greater East Texas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and a member of the East Texas Estate Planning Council and The Financial Planning Association. These organizations provide her access to a large network of financial advisors and specialists from whom she can learn and to whom she can contribute. She is also a member of The Women’s Fund of Tyler. Kim is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. In addition, Kim received her Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning and completed the Certified Financial Planning Professional Educational Program at The College for Financial Planning. She is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Securian Financial Services, Inc. Kim holds her Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations and a General Lines Insurance license. Kim, her husband Mike, and their children, Bethany, Kaleigh, and Caleb are active members of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. They make their home in Troup, Texas.

Adams Financial Group is independently owned and operated. 6643 Oak Hill Blvd., Tyler, TX 75703. 

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D. Jay Oliver

Financial Advisor


Jay Oliver has built his financial services practice by providing his clients with a roadmap for success in meeting their long-term financial goals. By building long-term trusted relationships with his clients, Jay is able to guide his clients through the uncertain and sometimes challenging process of developing and implementing a financial strategy that strives to provide for the financial security and unique goals of each client.  My commitment to my clients is to be completely devoted to your financial success and to care more about you and your future than anyone else outside of your family.

Jay works with clients in all stages of life with specialties in IRA and retirement income strategies. The challenges of implementing a long-term retirement strategy that aims to provide a life time inflation adjusted income requires a unique understanding of the investment markets, IRA rules, tax considerations and the unique circumstances associated with living through an extended retirement that could last twenty or thirty years. 

Jay began his financial services career in 1990 after a successful career in business management. A graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a double major of Economics & Finance and Business Administration, Jay has completed professional programs, advanced courses, and rigorous examinations to receive his credentials for Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor from the Institute of Wealth Management in Denver, Colorado. He also received his fellowship from the National Association of Life Underwriters in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as his certification in Long-Term Care by The Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification in Newton, Massachusetts. Jay holds his Series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations and his Group 1 insurance license. He is a registered representative and investment advisor representative

 Jay stays current with the latest financial strategies by continuing his education at industry schools and conferences including the Morningstar Investment Conference, Ed Slotts IRA School, Harry Dents Demographic School and the Securian Zenith School. Jay is a member and past president of the Tyler Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He is a sought after speaker and teacher and has been featured on the CBS 19 Morning Show and has been frequent guest on Prime Time at 5. Jay has also taught courses focused on financial strategies at numerous area community colleges. He provides ongoing opportunities to learn about financial strategies through a financial newsletter.

Separate from the financial plan and our role as financial planner, we may recommend the purchase of specific investment or insurance products or accounts.  These product recommendations are not part of the financial plan and you are under no obligation to follow them.

Additional information about individuals registered with FINRA can be found on FINRA’s BrokerCheck

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Alisa Hutchins

Client Services Speciallist


Alisa Hutchins serves as Client Services Specialist meeting the needs of the clients of Financial Advisor Jay Oliver. Alisa facilitates and schedules meetings, client reviews, account reporting and client service requests.

 Alisa sees her primary role as one of a relationship facilitator working to make the financial advisor/client relationship a more personal one. She strives to insure that the experience is a positive one built on trust and open communication.    Our goal is to build long-term trusted relationships. 

Alisa holds her Series 7 and 63 securities registrations and her Group 1 insurance license. She began her financial services career in 2003 after many years as a stay at home Mom. Alisa continues her financial education by attending many industry schools and conferences including the Morningstar Investment Conference, Ed Slotts IRA school and the Harry Dent Demographic School. She is a registered representative 

Additional information about individuals registered with FINRA can be found on FINRA’s BrokerCheck

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Michael Anderson

Financial Advisor

214-522-4245 ext 224

Michael began his Financial Services career right out of college, working for a small insurance and estate planning firm, where he worked for several years. Prior to joining Martin Financial Group, he spent 12 years as an annuity wholesaler/Regional Vice President for several major insurance companies, helping advisors utilize different products with their clients to help them accomplish their financial goals. 

His experience working with other advisors for so many years has put Michael in a unique position to assist clients in fulfilling their financial and lifetime goals by providing guidance through the different stages of life. Michael’s focus is on helping families and small businesses make informed financial decisions for their immediate and long-term needs and goals.

At the University of Wisconsin, Michael achieved a degree in Consumer Science and Personal Finance while competing as a member of the Varsity Men’s Crew Team and winning three Ten-Eyck National Championships, as well as volunteering as a peer financial counselor on campus.

Michael has lived in the DFW area since 2011 and currently resides in Frisco with his wife, Marija, and two daughters, Sloane and Reagan. He is an active coach and competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and coaches his daughters’ various sports teams.

Michael Anderson is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative