Jim Hadden, Founder/Listing Specialist


Jim Hadden got hooked on real estate when a 2005 internship introduced him to the fix-and-flip market. Having just graduated from the University of Georgia, he initially pursued his real estate license in an effort to find more potential investment deals. Today, Jim is an active investor who has grown his own property portfolio to include many single-family rental homes. He enjoys mentoring local investors and training agents in his market center. In 2010, Jim began building a team of well-trained Listing Experts and Buyer’s Specialists who serve traditional resale clients as well as institutional and private investors. He established Jim Hadden Home Sales in 2016, and it has quickly has grown to become one of the most successful real estate teams in the CSRA. Jim is truly passionate about helping others achieve financial freedom by building wealth through real-estate investments. Philanthropy is one of his top priorities, and his team is continually volunteering and holding fundraisers for various charities in the greater Augusta area. In 2016, Jim also founded the Jim Hadden Real Estate Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to provide home mortgage assistance to help those undergoing cancer treatment and their families. When he is not mentoring agents and investors or meeting with clients, he enjoys attending sporting events (Go Dawgs!) and reading (favorite authors include John Maxwell, Gary Vaynerchuk and Robert Kiyosaki). Jim resides in Augusta, Ga. with his wife and their two children.
Vicky Matson, Lead Buyer’s Specialist

Vicky has been a licensed realtor in both Georgia and South Carolina since 2005 and was a founding member of Jim Hadden Home Sales. Prior to beginning her career in real estate, Vicky spent 10 years running her own cleaning business. With her friendly disposition and quick sense of humor, she brings convivial leadership to our team of buyer’s agents. Originally from Philadelphia, she also lived in Florida, Arizona and Ohio before settling in Augusta. She and her husband of 28 years now have three children and two grandchildren. Vicky loves Augusta’s small-town feel while being a vibrant community lots to do. Her favorite restaurants are Farmhaus and Abel Brown.


Catie Roane, Director of Operations & Marketing

Originally from Fayetteville, Ga., Catie attended Georgia State University before moving to Augusta with her family in 2012. She has worked in real estate for over five years and joined Jim Hadden’s team in April 2016 as a Closing Coordinator. Now the Director of Operations and Marketing, she has become an expert in managing office, client, agent and vendor relations. She now lives in Martinez, Ga. and enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their two dogs. Her favorite local spots includes the Augusta Canal, Southbound, and Craft & Vine. 


Danyelle Schwertner, Closing Coordinator

Originally from Ontario, Canada, Danyelle spent much of her childhood in Brunswick, Ga. and became a naturalized US citizen in 2013. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. in May 2015 with a BS in World Language Education and a BA in French. After college, Danyelle was hired as a French Teacher at Brunswick High School for the 2015-16 school year. She was married in July of 2016 and works remotely from Myrtle Beach with her husband. She joined Jim Hadden Home Sales as a Closing Coordinator. Danyelle’s hobbies include photography, traveling, bargain hunting and playing sports.


Rachel Bowman, Listing Specialist

Having joined the Jim Hadden Home Sales family in December of 2016, Rachel Bowman specializes in pricing, diligent market research, staging, curb appeal and daily prospecting for homes in the CSRA. She is an active member of many civic groups including Pride and Progress of Augusta; she is the PTO President at Goshen Elementary School and volunteers at the RCBOE. She also partners with Safe Homes of Augusta to provide awareness and raise money for the organization. These activities have increased her vast network to sell houses fast, and she brings valuable insight to our team! In her free time, Rachel enjoys taking her girls to play at the Rae’s Creek Aquaduct and the Phinizy Swamp Nature Trails. Her favorite Augusta restaurants are Abel Brown, Bonefish and The Bee’s Knees.


Ashley Snyder, Showing Specialist


Ashley grew up in Evans and attended Central College in Pella, Iowa where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After undergrad, Ashley moved back to the CSRA where she went on to acquire her Master of Education and Education Specialist Degrees at Augusta University.

She continues to prioritize higher education and is now pursuing an Educational Leadership Doctorate at Georgia Southern University with the dream of one day becoming the superintendent of a school district.

In the summer of 2017, the Jim Hadden Home Sales team welcomed Ashley in her new role as Showing Assistant. She is ambitious, passionate, and she loves meeting new people and learning more about her community. Ashley says she is excited about helping people find the perfect homes for their lives.

When she’s not out and about helping home buyers, Ashley’s favorite Augusta activities include kayaking and fishing on the river, enjoying the CSRA’s many festivals and concerts, and visiting local museums.


Lindsay Blakeney, Receptionist 


Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Lindsay received her BA in English and her Master’s in Organizational Management from Charleston Southern University. Lindsay moved to Augusta, Georgia summer of 2018. Her husband is currently serving in the United States Army at Fort Gordon. She has a two year old little boy named Harrison and two furbabies. Lindsay joined Jim Hadden Real Estate in May 2019.