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Getting to Know Your Team

Coaching You to Financial Freedom

Lance Hocutt M.S., CRPC­­®, AIF® Photo Lance Hocutt M.S., CRPC­­®, AIF® Hover Photo
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Lance Hocutt M.S., CRPC­­®, AIF®


Lance Hocutt M.S., CRPC­­®, AIF®

Founder and President

Lance has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry. He established his practice in 1997, which became the Lance Hocutt Financial Group in September 2015.

Lance earned a bachelor’s degree in financial planning from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in financial planning from Texas Tech University. He is now seeking his doctorate in financial planning and is currently in the dissertation stage with an expected completion of December 2021. Lance carries the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation, which empowers him with the fiduciary knowledge and tools needed to serve his clients’ best interests. As a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), Lance has in-depth knowledge of the needs of individuals both before and after retirement, and he engages in retirement planning for a variety of important issues; some of these issues include sources of retirement income, employer-sponsored retirement plans, tax planning, retirement cash flow, asset management, estate planning and more.

Dedicated to giving back, Lance has given his time and support to many different community events and organizations, including the DCH Breast Cancer Foundation, DCH Sports Medicine Fun Run, DCH Pastoral Care Fund, Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup, Read Bama Read, Tuscaloosa Half Marathon and the Tuscaloosa County School System. He is a benefactor of Wine Women & Shoes for the Shelton State Community College Foundation. He is also an Adopt-A-School partner with Hale County High School through the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, providing support for the faculty, staff and students of the school system. He serves on the board of directors for the University of Alabama Medalist Club, Sweet Water Outreach and the Police Athletic League of Tuscaloosa.

Lance has been married to his high school sweetheart, Celeste, for more than 30 years and together they have four children: Maggie, Laney, Will and Jamie. Lance is also a member and deacon of the Five Mile Primitive Baptist Church.

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Reagan Griffin M.S.

Associate Advisor

Reagan Griffin M.S.

associate advisor

Reagan began working as the Marketing Director and Client Service Associate for our team in September 2017. Upon completion of her Master’s Degree in Family Financial Planning and Counseling from the University of Alabama in December 2020, and obtaining her Series 65 license in May 2021, Reagan’s role in our firm has developed to Associate Advisor. Reagan is eager to continue learning and gaining experience through this role and is excited to continue building relationships with the individuals in our community. As an Associate Advisor, Reagan is here to serve our clients and help individuals see the path to their financial future. 

Reagan grew up in and currently resides in Gordo, Alabama. Outside of work, Reagan is an active member of the Gordo Area Chamber of Commerce and a fitness coach at The Box, a CrossFit gym in Gordo. She is a member of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Echola, Alabama.

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Metta Temple B.S.

Operations, Client Services, Documents

Metta Temple B.S.

Operations, Client Services, Documents

Metta joined with the Lance Hocutt team in May 2017 and she plays a key role in making sure our firm operates smoothly and efficiently. In addition to her administrative duties, she is active in coordinating meetings and interacting with our clients, team members and other professionals.

Metta worked at First Federal Bank in Tuscaloosa for 10 years, so she brings a deep understanding of the financial services industry and customer service to the branch. She takes pride in assisting our advisors as they help clients work toward reaching their financial goals.

Metta was born in southern Louisiana and graduated from Mississippi State University. She and her husband, Todd, were married in 1991 and moved to Tuscaloosa one month later. Together, they have two sons, Blake and Chase. Metta is also a member of Lakewood Baptist Church.

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Noah Moore

Client Service Associate

Noah began his tenure with the Lance Hocutt team as an intern in May 2021.  He officially joined the team as a Client Services Associate in the Fall of 2021.  Currently, Noah is finishing up his final semester of his Bachelor of Finance degree.  After graduation, he plans to continue his collegiate career and obtain a Master’s Degree in Family Financial Planning and Counseling.  

On a personal note, Noah grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  As most T-town locals, he is passionate about Alabama Athletics, specifically football and basketball. He enjoys spending time outdoors and with his friends. Noah is a member at Circlewood Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.