Meet the Team


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.


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. Philanthropy is one of the team’s top priorities. Jim Hadden Real Estate Foundation is 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 with 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.


Kendrick Nesbitt, Buyer Specialist