We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you, our client. We endeavor to know and understand your financial situation and provide you with quality information, services and products to help you reach your goals.

Troy Hartman
Financial Advisor, Hartman Investment Group

Troy is the financial advisor and founder of Hartman Investor Group, which is affiliated with Prospera Financial Services, a five-time winner of Investment Advisor Magazine's Broker-Dealer of the Year Award. Working in the financial industry for over 20 years, he began his career at Edward Jones in 1997 and decided to go independent in 2017.


With a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and business, Troy found at an early age that he enjoyed helping people learn about investing and the paths they could take to reach their financial goals. He doesn't believe one portfolio fits all and each appointment with a client gives him with the opportunity to present, educate and solve a unique set of needs. His knowledge and understanding of a variety of investment options allows him to provide a more complex set of possibilities in his portfolio designs. By having a passion for what he does, he has been able to help individuals and families across generations.


When he is away from the office, you might find Troy educating himself on different types of investments, but he is happiest when he is able to spend time traveling with his family. He is dedicated to helping coach his kids in their sports activities and personally enjoys staying active with many outdoor activities, such as football, volleyball and basketball. He has also been an avid collector of classic muscle cars over the last 20 years.


Cassy Slone
Branch Office Administrator, Hartman Investment Group 

Cassy serves as a branch office administrator with the firm. She brings over 7 years of experience in the finance industry. Before coming to Hartman Investment Group, she worked with Edward Jones for 4 years where she was promoted to senior branch office administrator. She earned her Associates Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University for Business Administration in 2016.

When away from the office, she enjoys going to her children's various after-school activities and coaching.


Abel Garcia
SVP of Risk Management, Prospera Financial Services

Abel directs the firms risk management and regulatory compliance issues. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Accounting and currently holds the Series 7, 63, 27 and 87 securities licenses.

Ed Kern
SVP of Accounting, Prospera Financial Services

Ed's primary responsibilities include overseeing the day to day financial operations of the firm, managing financial reporting and developing efficiencies in the firm's financial systems

Tarah M. Carlow
SVP of Marketing, Prospera Financial Services

Tarah drives the firm's marketing, branding and recruiting initiatives. She has served on industry panels and conducted numerous seminars in her field of expertise, which includes recruiting, service and marketing for the broker-dealer marketplace. She has also published numerous white papers and articles on industry-specific topics.