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David Lee, RFC®
Managing Partner & CEO

David A. Lee is founder and CEO of Mach 1 Financial. After serving nearly a decade in the U.S. Air Force as an F-16 Fighter Pilot, David entered the business world seeking a more stable lifestyle for his wife and young children.

Since 2005 it has been David’s goal to help protect the retirement assets of hundreds of retirees in Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley, Northeast Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri. By focusing his practice on investment strategies that incorporate risk mitigation and laddered retirement income structures he skillfully piloted his clients through the 2008 financial crisis. He holds a Series 65 license (Fiduciary) as well as a life insurance license**, is a member of the American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) and is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC). David was featured in the December 2012 issue of Newsweek as “financial trendsetter” and was a contributor to “Victory: The World’s leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Winning in Health, Wealth, & Success in the New Economy,” a book featured on the “Amazon Best Seller’s” list.

David and his wife, Jennie, have two children, Faith and Connor. They reside in Springdale, Arkansas where he enjoys church and charitable related activities, spending time with family, flying, fly fishing, basketball, college football and traveling.

Matt Walters, CFP®
Partner & COO

Matt is a graduate of Harding University where he studied Finance.  Matt enjoys working with clients in various stages of life, helping people meet their goals regardless of what those might be. He holds his Series 65 license (Fiduciary) and is also insurance licensed.

Matt is married to his lovely wife, Haley, and they have three children, Bennett, Norah & Charlotte. They currently reside in Springdale, AR where they enjoy church, being outdoors, traveling and spending time with family.

Matt is your Mach 1Liaison in NW Arkansas. 

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Lee Mackey, JD
Partner & President

Lee has spent nearly three decades offering financial services and advice to clients. He’s a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and earned a law degree from SMU in Dallas, Texas. Lee went on to hold management positions at various wealth management organizations in Arkansas, Tennessee & Kentucky, before joining Morgan Stanley in 2011. In 2017, he fulfilled a dream of his by starting Mackey Investment Group. In 2022, Lee merged his practice with Mach 1 Financial Group, furthering his goal of serving clients across the state.

Lee maintains a strong sense of community, believing that giving back is vital to our community’s growth. While in Searcy, he was active with both the United Way and Child Safety Center. He has recently been appointed to Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County (AR).

Lee is the proud father of Jake, Emma Kate, Lucy, Milly James & Kolt. He and his wife, Susan, live in Rogers, where they enjoy entertaining, traveling & attending Razorback sporting events.

Eli Freeman
Financial Advisor

Eli joined the Mach 1 team of advisors in 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oklahoma State University. Eli is a registered Investment Advisor Representative (fiduciary) and a licensed life insurance agent.

Eli and his wonderful fiancé, Meri Grace, will be married in April. Together, they enjoy the outdoors, church, sporting events, drinking coffee and reading. In addition, Eli enjoys golfing, mountain biking, rock climbing and grilling.

Eli is passionate about providing clarity and direction to the finances of our clients and is excited to meet with you!

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Connie has served as Chief Financial Officer for Mach-1 Financial Group since October 2015. She manages the financial operations of the company including financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, federal, state and local taxes. Connie began her career practicing as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche, LLP where she served clients in both audit and tax for ten years. She then spent several years serving as the tax manager of a publicly traded manufacturing company and as a solution consultant for the ONESOURCE Income Tax products at Thomson Reuters, Inc. Connie holds a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. Connie lives in Bentonville with her husband, David. They have two children, Luke and Hannah. She enjoys her involvement in church and strongly values faith in God.
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Connie Blackmon

Chief Financial Officer

Tammy has a degree in accounting from State Tech in Memphis, Tn. She and her husband, David, are both from the Memphis area. They moved to NW Arkansas in 2005.

They have two girls, Rebekah and Hannah. Rebekah has her Masters degree in Library Science. Hannah is taking a gap year, but desires to pursue a career in equine medicine.

Tammy has spent the last 21 years being a stay-at-home mom, and also homeschooled their girls. She enjoys traveling to new locations, spending time with her family, sewing quilts, and scrapbooking their family memories. She and her family attend First Baptist Church - Bentonville.
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Tammy Lawler

CCO & Controller

Carole Frost

Director of Client Services

Susan Correll

Client Service Manager

Heather is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing. She and her husband John were both born and raised here in NW Arkansas.

They have two girls Emily and Kristen. Emily (BWHS Graduate) will be attending University of Central Arkansas studying Interior Design in the fall and Kristen (BHS Graduate) is attending Arkansas Tech University studying Elementary Education.

Ladybug is their sweet dog. Heather enjoys traveling, gardening, and reading. She and her family attend church and are very grounded in their faith.
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Heather Conklin

Client Service Manager

Beth is married to Max and moved to NWA 36 years ago. Beth has a degree in Business Management from NWACC, and came to Mach-1 from a local financial institution where she served in many customer service and operations capacities during her 34 years there, and the last 20 years as asset-liability analyst.

Beth lives in Bentonville with her husband, Max. Their son Matthew, daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and grandkids Tyler, Rylea, Caleb and Wyatt live in Rogers. Beth enjoys sewing, baking, and reading. She and Max enjoy outdoor activities and especially motorcycle riding and vacations on their Honda GoldWing. When they are not riding or enjoying their family time, Max and Beth are active in their church and serving the Lord at First Baptist Church here in Bentonville.
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Beth Brown

Client Service Manager

Matt is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He joined Mach-1 after spending 10 years as a journalist.

Matt lives in Rogers with his wife, Amanda, who was born and raised in Van Buren, and their two corgis, Zoey and Duke. They enjoy exploring all that Northwest Arkansas has to offer, and hope to make this area their permanent home.
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Matt Hager

Director of Marketing &
Public Relations

Erica is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Management. A proud Bentonville native, Erica enjoys walking on the Razorback Greenway, spending time Downtown, and serving her local church. Erica loves working at Mach 1 for many reasons, but the Christ-centered culture is her favorite part.
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Erica Chapman

Assistant Director of Marketing

Rachel and her husband, Jarrod, are both Oklahomans turned Arkansans. They have been married 20 years and are busy raising 3 growing boys. Rachel was blessed to homeschool her boys until they started school in 6th grade. Now she works to create a joyful, helpful environment at Mach 1 as Director of First Impressions. If she isn’t driving her sons to football practice, she is sitting next to Jarrod, watering her flowers or feeding the chickens. Her best time of the week is when they're all home together for movie night. God has been so faithful to her and her family and they aim to please Him as they continue to raise their boys into young men.
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Rachel Anderson

Director of First Impressions

Adrienne Terrazas has been married to Tim since 2001. They have 3 children: Nick (19), Kat (17) and Nathan (14). Adrienne is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. Tim and Adrienne are native Texans but moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2007, and now claim it as home. Adrienne loves to praise and worship Jesus, explore the miracles of Creation all around us and study God’s word. She also loves to travel and interact with people of different cultures around the world.
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Adrienne Terrazas

Office Manager