Ray  Croff
Ray Croff
CLU ChFC RFC CAP
Registered Financial Consultant

About Ray Croff

Ray has an entrepreneurial background. Before entering the Financial Service profession and joining the Turtle Creek Financial Group, he owned his own business with numerous employees, equipment and real estate for over 15 years. Combining this invaluable experience with his financial knowledge and education makes him well suited to work with the small business owner and their families.

  • B.B.A. Financial Services, University of North Texas
  • B.B.A. Insurance, University of North Texas
  • International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
  • Chartered Life Underwriter – American College
  • Chartered Financial Consultant – American College
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals

Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas Community involvements include:

  • Denton Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way Board of Directors
  • CASA Board of Directors
  • Leadership Denton Board of Directors
  • Member of the Kiwanis
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It should be evident that the philosophy of Turtle Creek is simple yet profound

It is obvious to those who consider it, however it is rarely executed. At Turtle Creek, we believe the first two of these objectives should never be separated, for in congruence, they yield the third. Our philosophy is simple; it is rare. Any alternative is unapologetically unacceptable. As such, we encourage you to welcome our philosophy as your own:

Protect assets, grow wealth, live well.

Our Team

William E. Watson, III
RFC
  • Registered Financial Consultant
  • President
  • General Agent

Bill Watson has been a Financial Services professional in the Dallas Metroplex since 1985. His background is in business continuity planning, private retirement strategies and estate transfer planning. His primary focus is in assisting individuals and private business owners in the development and implement of “Safe Money Strategies” designed to protect and maximize the value of their assets for themselves and their families.

  • University of North Texas—Finance & Risk Management
  • International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Society of Financial Services Professionals
  • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals

Contact Info
Email: Watson@turtlecreekfinancial.com

Ray Croff
CLU ChFC RFC CAP
  • Registered Financial Consultant
  • Managing Partner - Denton

Ray has an entrepreneurial background. Before entering the Financial Service profession and joining the Turtle Creek Financial Group, he owned his own business with numerous employees, equipment and real estate for over 15 years. Combining this invaluable experience with his financial knowledge and education makes him well suited to work with the small Business Owners and their families.

  • B.B.A. Financial Services, University of North Texas
  • B.B.A. Insurance, University of North Texas
  • International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
  • Chartered Life Underwriter—American College
  • Chartered Financial Consultant—American College
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas

Contact Info
Email: Croff@raycroff.com

Harlan W. Wiese
RFC LUTCF CLTC
  • Registered Financial Consultant
  • Brokerage Manager

Harlan Wiese has more than 38 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. In 2003 he established Wiese Insurance Services Company, focusing on developing a network of like-minded financial services professionals providing client solutions in the areas of retirement planning, wealth preservation, asset accumulation and distribution. Partnering with Turtle Creek Financial Group, Harlan is able to use his broad base of knowledge and skills to implement the most appropriate financial strategies to assist his clients in meeting their objectives.

  • International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
  • National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors
  • Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow
  • Certified in Long Term Care—CLTC

Contact Info
Email: Wiese@turtlecreekfinancial.com

Laura LaBarbera
RFC
  • Private Client Division

Laura has been in the Financial Services industry since 1982.  She worked in Banking for 12 years where she served in several areas; mortgages, branch banking and Branch Manager. This client service experience was her stepping stone into the financial field she works  in today.

Laura’s professional focus is in working with individuals and private business owners to help meet their personal financial goals, including wealth preservation, estate planning and succession planning.  Her practice  extends to retirement planning in the Qualified; 403(b) and 401(k) arenas and Non-Qualified Selective Benefit Plans  with a strong focus on “Safe Money Strategies.”

Contact Info
Email: LaBarbera@turtlecreekfinancial.com
Direct Cell: (940) 367-8959

Stephen Hull
MBA RFC
  • Registered Financial Consultant

Stephen Hull has more than 30 years experience in the financial services industry, including 14 years in commercial banking culminating with his services as President of a Texas bank located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

In 1990 he established Benefit Systems Group, a consulting firm designed to assist business owners providing retirement plans, benefit packages and financial planning. Steve sold BSG to a large local firm prior to accepting the position as Executive Vice President, Turtle Creek Financial Group Private Client Division.

As Executive of TCFG Private Client Steve specializes in the development of customized financial strategies for business owners and professionals designed to preserve wealth and minimize taxation.

  •  International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
  •  National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisers
  •  Texas Health Underwriters Association
  •  Dallas Estate Planning Council
  •  The Financial Planning Association

Contact Info
Email: Hull@turtlecreekfinancial.com
Direct Cell: (817) 881-0838

Rebekah L. Collins
  • Office Manager

Rebekah Collins has spent the majority of her working career with Turtle Creek Financial Group having joined at the inception of the firm in the summer 2003. Prior to that she was responsible for client support at a major Park Cities Professional Facility and did a brief stint in telemarketing for a national Financial Services company. That experience has uniquely positioned her to understand what is important to both our clients and associates as we seek to offer solutions that not only assist our clients with the financial security of thier business and families but provide peace of mind to pursue their own responsibilities and interests.

Rebekah supports TCFG associates in structuring programs and solutions for clients. She serves as the primary liaison with our core providers in the implementation of client services and benefits. Rebekah provides client support with a diligent conscientiousness beyond that which most people are accustomed to receiving in this high tech era.

Contact Info
Email: Collins@turtlecreekfinancial.com

Kurt G. Poetschke
  • Private Client Division

Kurt has over 28 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. He spent his first 24 years in Banking as a Commercial Lender.  Kurt’s professional focus is in working with individuals to help them meet their personal financial goals.  This extends from asset accumulation and retirement planning to wealth preservation and estate planning.  He strives to facilitate client objectives with as much certainty and as little risk as possible.   His practice extends to small business owners in the development and implementation of  Business Succession Plans and Private “Safe Money” Retirement strategies with an emphasis on asset protection.

  • Southwest Texas State University—Bachelors of Business Administration, Finance
  • America Bankers Association—Graduate, National Commercial Lending School
  • Member Financial Services Network

Contact Info
Email: Poetschke@turtlecreekfinancial.com
Direct Cell: (972) 754-9957

Darren D. Hooker
RHU
  • Private Client Division

Darren Hooker has been in the Financial Services industry in the DFW area since 1985. His background is in Employee Benefit Plan Design, Business Continuity Planning for Owners and Executives, Executive Compensation Plans and Private Retirement Strategies. His primary focus is in assisting individuals and private business owners in the development and implementation of Safe Money Strategies designed to protect and maximize the value of their assets for themselves and their families.

  • University of Texas—BBA, Actuarial Science
  • American College—Registered Health Underwriter
  • Business Network International—Shady Valley Chapter
  • University of Texas—“Texas Exes”
  • National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors
  • The Financial Planning Association

Contact Info
Email: Hooker@turtlecreekfinancial.com
Direct Cell: (817) 721- 4272