Meet Our Coaches
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Bob Alford      Team Member since 1989

Contact: 859-624-6669 or

We've all made mistakes with our money. Bob's favorite thing about being a Budget Coach is helping others to avoid the same mistakes he's made. Bob's been serving others as a banker for 24 years. He also likes to hike, golf, read and spend time with family, including his two grandchildren (twins!).

Current Position: Community President in Richmond

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Lori Bruner      Team Member since 2002

Contact: 606-365-4383 or

Lori’s favorite thing about being a budget coach is being able to show people there is hope. Managing finances can be overwhelming and she likes working with others to put together a plan to make their finances work for them. Lori is a ventriloquist and loves sharing this special talent to teach school kids about money, as well as performing for churches and other audiences. She’s married with five children and one grandchild.

Current Position: Deposit & Business Development in Lincoln County

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Larry Cranfill      Team Member since 1996

Contact: 606-678-6721 or

Larry's most memorable Budget Coaching experience was the time he was able to help someone realize they were spending more than they were earning - which is the beginning of many journeys to find financial balance. Larry is a family man. He and his wife of 40 years have raised three children. He comes from a large family and has enjoyed many adventures with his four sisters and two brothers.

Current Position: Community President in Somerset

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Larry Edwards      Team Member since 1983

Contact: 270-726-5074 or

Larry is quick to acknowledge that we all deal with the stress and strain of financial difficulties from time to time. He really enjoys helping people, especially when he can help someone turn their finances around. His desire to help others combined with his 34 year career in finance and lending make him a great coach.

Current Position: Loan & Business Development in Russellville

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Connie Fowble      Team Member since 2008

Contact: 859-885-2409 or

Connie has always enjoyed helping other people - working with them to help manage their finances and relieve the stresses money can cause. As a stay at home mom, she saved, invested, and managed her family’s finances to provide the funds for a college education for their son.  Connie is a University of Kentucky grad and an avid UK fan. She and her husband Bob have been married for 30 years and have a son currently serving in the US Navy. She enjoys movies, reading, doing needlework and spending time with her family.

Current Position: Teller at our Nicholasville branch

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Bob Hayes      Team Member since 1986

Contact: 270-365-1813 or

Bob is a natural servant who has been helping folks with their finances throughout his 30+ years in banking. He’s deeply involved in several community organizations and enjoys spending time with his wife Pat, their children and grandchildren.

Current Position: Loan & Business Development in Princeton

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Tim Hopper      Team Member since 2003

Contact: 606-348-2000 or

Getting into a financial mess is so much easier than getting out of one. Tim finds Budget Coaching rewarding when he encounters someone who is tired of their financial mess, and they put forth the effort needed to get a new path. Tim and his wife, Jane, have two grown children – Adam (who is married to Sarah) and Maggie.

Current Position: Community President in Wayne County

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Monty Major      Team Member since 2006

Contact: 859-792-7104 or

Monty’s most memorable experience as a Budget Coach was seeing the excitement and sense of accomplishment on the faces of a young couple who just paid off their credit card consolidation loan, freeing them up to begin saving to purchase a new home. Monty is married with two children and a daughter-in-law. He enjoys cycling and running.

Current Position: Loan & Business Development in Lancaster

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Mike Taylor      Team Member since 1996

Contact: 606-365-4315 or

Mike truly enjoys helping people take control of their financial budget – as opposed to seeing the lack of a budget take control. He is married with two teenagers (his daughter is a new driver!) and he enjoys hunting, photography and being outside.

Current Position: Community President in Lincoln County

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