Walter “Scott” Broyles CFP®, has been with the Lawrence J. Botzman CFP® financial planning practice since December 2014. Scott is a Certified Financial Planner ® practitioner under the National Certified Financial Planning Board.

Scott has been involved in the financial service industries for over ten years having served a regional bank in the position of trust offer. He is a graduate of both the National Trust School and Graduate Trust School, levels 1 and 2 through the American Bankers Association.

A native of Pulaski County, he was raised in Richmond, Kentucky and has resided in Pulaski County for the past twenty five years.

Scott holds an Associate Degree in accounting from Somerset Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Midway College.

Scott is a member of the Financial Planning Association and Pulaski County Kiwanis, where he served as president.  Scott is an outdoorsman and raises beef cattle on the family farm with his wife and daughter.


Brent Harpster, CFP

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Walter "Scott Broyles, CFP

Brent Harpster CFP ® , joined Lawrence J. Botzman CFP ® financial planning practice in August 2018. Brent is a Certified Financial Planner ™ practitioner under the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.


Brent has been involved in the financial services industry for over fifteen years. Most of his career has been working with employer retirement plans. He enjoys meeting with the individuals in the retirement plan and helping them plan and save for their own retirement.


Brent holds a Bachelor in Business Economics from the University of Cincinnati. He has a Master of Science in Financial Services from the American College of Financial Services.


Brent is a member of the Financial Planning Association. He resides in Pulaski County where he enjoys working in his yard and relaxing on Lake Cumberland.

Lawrence "Larry" J. Botzman, CFP

Botzman Financial Planning

Larry entered the financial planning through the banking industry having completed his course work through the College for Financial Planning and became a Certified Financial Planner® in December 1991.

Larry operates as a sole practitioner in Somerset, Kentucky serving all levels of clients in a rural area of Kentucky with comprehensive financial planning services. Larry’s affiliation with the Financial Planning Association spans 26 years and he often notes the FPA as his partner in his practice. Larry has served as President (two terms) and Chairperson of the FPA-KYIANA. He chaired the 2011 Annual Symposium and serving as Vice Chair on the Career Development Committee with the national FPA and was integral in the establishment of the Western Kentucky University Student FPA Chapter. He also provides shadowing and mentoring opportunities for those with an interest in financial planning.

Larry has maintained an active participation in Hospice, Boy Scouts, and other charitable programs. He is also an avid hiker and reader.