Wooten Epes is a semi-retired lawyer living in Little Rock, AR. He began his career in his hometown, Helena, AR, where he practiced until 1980 when he moved to Little Rock. He worked at the University of AR at Little Rock and in 1983 was appointed by the governor as president of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) where he served until 1989. He was elected to the board of the National Council of State Housing Agencies and as vice president of the Council of Industrial Development Agencies while at ADFA. In 1989, he opened a Little Rock office for the law firm, Kutak Rock PA, and practiced as a municipal bond lawyer until his retirement from the practice in 2004. He then started a low-income housing apartment development business, Edgewater Affordable Housing, L.P., with a partner. Edgewater currently operates several low-income apartment communities in Texas.