About Us

Ark-La-Tex Financial Consultants, L.L.C. (ALTFC) was founded in June 2008 by Donnie Wooley. Since its inception, the goal of ALTFC has been simple: Assist businesses obtain properly structured financing for the continuing operation of their business.

This goal has been realized with our clients being approved for hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and grants.

Donnie Wooley- Founder and CEO

Prior to the founding of ALTFC, Mr. Wooley held the position of Sr. Vice President of Agricultural and Commercial Lending with a community bank in northwest Louisiana. In this position, Mr. Wooley was responsible for developing and maintaining one of the largest USDA guaranteed loan portfolios in the state of Louisiana.  Prior to his banking career, Mr. Wooley was employed with USDA as a senior loan specialist, holding positions in the front line delivery of USDA loan and economic development programs.

His twenty six years of experience as a USDA program specialist and private sector lender combine to provide our clients with answers to structuring even the most complicated deals.  He maintains relationships with our strategic partners to guarantee the complete needs of both business and lending clients are met with the highest sense of urgency.

Mr. Wooley is  a graduate of Northwestern State University in Louisiana with a degree in Agri-Business, and continues his education by keeping abreast in the latest in economic development initiatives, both private and governmental.  Mr. Wooley recently graduated from the Louisiana State University Agricultural Leadership Program. 

Donnie Wooley interviewed on the set of Ag Today concerning the Farm Bill

Mary Batson- Senior Credit Officer

Mrs. Batson joined the team of ALTFC in 2010. She is responsible for assisting our business clients in the development of a complete and well documented business plan. For our lender clients, Mrs. Batson is primarily responsible for providing credit analysis, credit review, loan closing, and routine loan monitoring services.

Mrs. Batson's employment history includes commercial loan officer as well as branch manager with a number of banks in northwest Louisiana. She has also served as a securities investment broker and life insurance agent.

Mrs. Batson has a degree in mathematics from Louisiana Tech University with a minor in finance. She is also a graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking.

She is an experienced credit analyst with knowledge and skills acquired over 20 years in the finance industry. This has resulted in our clients being able to have full confidence in their business plan and ability to secure financing. Her analytical skills consistently result in our bank clients receiving favorable examination ratings.

Cheryl Wooley- Office Manager/Researcher

Cheryl joined the staff of ALTFC in 2011. Prior to joining our staff, she was a lifelong resident of the state of Oklahoma, where she graduated from East Central University of Oklahoma with a degree in English and Mass Communications. She has held positions as a reporter, photographer, editor and a copywriter for television stations and newspapers. She held management level positions as an employee of the State of Oklahoma for 22 years, primarily in the area of community advocacy. Her family has been in the cattle business for generations and she currently owns and operates a cattle ranch in Oklahoma.

Cheryl's research skills insure that our clients are able to stay up to date on the conditions of their industry. Her communication skills turns visions into words, resulting in our client's vision for their business being effectively communicated to all interested parties.