Robin Hoppes
Robin HoppesPresident
Robin Hoppes is a fifth generation Texan, deep-rooted in conservative family values. Her mother’s family emigrated from Ireland to Cuero in 1849, and her father’s family settled in San Antonio in 1821 after emigrating from Germany. Her father taught her that “a penny saved is a penny earned.” A gentleman farmer, he did business on a handshake. As the Sales Manager and Vice President of the second largest Savings and Loan in Texas for five years, Robin had a staff of 56 licensed insurance sales staff.

She has ten years experience in broadcast media: Clear Channel, Cox & Border. In her role as Marketing Director for her passion project, Junior Achievement of South Texas, Robin taught students how to succeed financially, and she was recruited as Regional Vice President of the American Diabetes Association to pull the organization out of the red; for two years she concentrated on bringing in revenue to balance with programming. Finally, as Executive Director for Motivate Our Students Texas, she reached 25,000 at-risk students with the message, “It doesn’t matter where you come from. All you have to do to succeed in life is get your education and make good choices.”

Robin’s family and her team have decades of experience helping clients rescue their retirement from the volatility of the market. They work together to educate folks about responsible retirement planning through her weekly broadcast, The Big State Financial Radio Show. They opened the doors of Big State Financial to provide real solutions for the folks of South Texas.


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Most of our clients come to us because they are concerned about their financial future and want the feeling of increased security. Our goal is to make sure your goals are met. Through the years we’ve found that the best way to achieve this is by providing passionate and comprehensive wealth management services to each client. We believe that people deserve unbiased and independent advice based on the latest market studies and trends. We also believe this advice should be supplied by dedicated, professionally trained and intelligent planners who understand the long-term ramifications of their advice. Our combined experience and insight, coupled with our tailored approach, make Big State Financial the best choice for people looking for their own personal team of local financial planners.

Jeff Robertson
Jeff RobertsonInsurance Professional, Precious Metals Consultant

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Jeff Robertson is a proud United States Air Force Veteran and has been involved in precious metals investing since the late 1980s. He owns and runs a business trading fine jewelry, collectible coins and bullion. His insight adds a unique perspective to Big State Financial’s breadth of expertise as our precious metals advisor. Our clients have access to his specific advice and procurement services, where Jeff passes on significant savings to many South Texans through of his wholesale relationships with major distributors. Jeff appraises and trades all manner of precious metals including gold U.S. coins, collectible coins, “junk silver,” current bullion coins and rounds, stocks of U.S. and international gold and silver mining companies.

In 2005, Jeff retired from the USAF at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He “came back home,” to San Antonio in 2010 with his high school sweetheart and bride, Roxanne. Jeff enjoys motorcycle riding and spending time with his children and grandchild.

Charles “Jack” Frost
Charles “Jack” FrostAdvanced Care Planning Consultant
Charles “Jack” Frost is a respected financial educator and advisor as well as a retirement coach in Texas, New Mexico and Oregon. He is Series 65 licensed and an advisor for the Big State Financial team. For more than twenty-five years, Jack has helped hundreds of people across the U.S. with tax and retirement solutions. In 1988, Jack became “semi-retired” from a thirteen year career with the IRS as a Revenue Officer, Group Manager and Program Analyst. In the last several years, Jack has been helping boomers and seniors avoid many financial problems through safe asset allocation and achieve their goals by providing long-term planning advice on investing, insurance, taxes, retirement, estates and next generation wealth transfer. His main goal is to help clients plan their retirement finances to avoid exhausting their savings. Jack is currently working on his second book entitled Monkeys Off Our Backs. In his spare time he enjoys writing, traveling, hiking, fishing and spending time with his wife, Sylvia, and two sons, one of which is a proud University of Texas graduate.

Working with a network of highly skilled professionals in Texas, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Georgia and Tennessee he is dedicated to providing high-quality advice and integrated wealth management solutions that simplify and enhance the quality of his clients’ lives.

Alan Douglas Woodall
Alan Douglas WoodallDatabase Administrator
Alan was born in San Antonio and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and double minor in Mathematics and Communications. Shortly after graduating in 2011, he joined the Big State Financial team as Database Administrator. He brings a unique perspective stemming from his “tech” background. Alan is our go to guy for all things digital and a tremendous resource for the team here at Big State Financial.