Personnel

  • Jeff Waddell
    President
    • Jeff Waddell is the President and sole owner of Martin, Goodrich & Waddell, Inc.  Jeff is experienced in agricultural, transitional, and developmental real estate sales and 10-31 exchanges. He has been instrumental in expanding MGW’s business from primarily farmland to include transitional land and commercial property. Over the past decade, Jeff has helped agricultural real estate owners close more dollar volume in private-treaty sales than any other individual Illinois broker. Jeff's primary focus is ag transitional land in the Midwest and Great Plains Region. Jeff is a member of the International Real Estate Foundation (FIABCI), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the Realtors Land Institute (RLI). In addition, Jeff is an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) and a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). These two esteemed designations are only achieved by individuals such as Jeff, who have achieved the highest level of real estate education, experience, and professionalism. Jeff and his wife Susan have two children: Kristin and Joshua. Josh is a vital member of our real estate team.

  • Josh Waddell
    Vice President
    • Josh has been a broker with MGW, Inc. since 2005, and has served as Vice President of the company since 2009. As Vice President, Josh has expanded our sales efforts throughout Illinois, closing 50 farms in the last two years alone. These sales include tillable farms, transitional and development properties, as well as recreational land. In recent years, he led our expansion into land acquisitions in Tennessee, and has overseen sales in several other states including a 1,400 acre land auction in Montana. Josh continues his travels to South America, Europe and Asia, servicing our wide-range of international sales and management clients.

  • Mark Mommsen
    Accredited Land Consultant
    • Mark is experienced in agricultural, recreational, and transitional real estate, as well as 1031 exchanges. He is a member of the Realtors Land Institute and National Auctioneers Association, is an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC), an Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), and has completed the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) – designations held only by individuals who have achieved the highest level of education, experience, and professionalism in the industry. Mark grew up on a row crop and livestock farm in Clinton County, Iowa, focusing on beef, swine, corn, and soybeans. He continues working with his family on the operation, maintaining his current knowledge of production agriculture. Mark graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and serves on an advisory board for the College of Engineering at Iowa State. Prior to joining MGW, Mark gained significant experience in the food industry while holding a variety of leadership roles with General Mills, Inc., in California, Iowa, and Illinois. Mark and his wife, Kristin, are the proud parents of two daughters, Madison and Mackenzie.

  • Steve Diedrich
    Accredited Farm Manager
    • Steve joined the MGW team in 2005, and currently oversees our farm management division. He has extensive experience in production agriculture as a farm owner and operator, as well as agribusiness experience, having worked for Monsanto's seed production division. Steve and the rest of the MGW team have helped many landowners achieve their farm ownership objectives, optimize returns, and improve the value of their farmland investment. Steve graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He is an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), a designation held by individuals who have achieved the highest level of professionalism and expertise in the industry. He is also a graduate of the Illinois Farm Bureau Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program. Steve and his wife Lori have four grown children.

  • Kenny Hume
    Farm Manager
    • Kenny joined the MGW team in December of 2016 as a Farm Manager. He was raised on a row crop farm in Newark, Illinois, which focused on corn and soybean production. Kenny also worked as an associate for a Wyffels Hybrids seed dealer. He continues working on his family’s farm, enjoys going to farm shows, working on trucks, and sports. Kenny graduated in May of 2017 from Illinois State University with a double major in Agribusiness and Agronomy Management.

  • Mindy Mason
    Farm & Property Management Coordinator
    • Mindy joined Martin, Goodrich & Waddell in January 2011 and is the Farm & Property Management Coordinator of the MGW team.  Since 2001, Mindy has gained experience in the Accounting field, as well as in Human Resources and Customer Service.  Her past industry experiences include: specialty insurance, home building, land development, and manufacturing.  Mindy was born and raised locally in Genoa, and is familiar with the farming community of Northern Illinois.

  • Bridgette Jenner
    Real Estate Coordinator
    • Bridgette joined Martin, Goodrich & Waddell in June 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. Her experience in office operations and customer service comes from years spent in the land surveying industry. In addition, she is familiar with real estate proceedings and holds a paralegal certificate. Bridgette and her husband, Bryan, reside in Kingston with their two sons.

  • Brad Waddell
    Operations Manager, Certified General Appraiser
    • Brad joined the MGW team in 2012, and currently heads up the appraisal division. Prior to Joining MGW, Brad gained 28 years of experience in the construction manufacturing & supply industry holding positions as Operations Manager, Assistant Division Manager, and Area Sales Manager. Brad is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and his focus is on agribusiness appraisals, including grain facilities, hog operations, cattle operations, feed mills, improved family farms, bare farmland, commercial properties, and rural residences.   Brad grew up in Creston, IL gaining his earliest agricultural experience working for local farmers, and working for Funks Hybrid during his teen years. Brad and his wife Michele have two sons, Mason & Zane.

  • Jake Aubry
    Certified General Appraiser
    • Jake joined the MGW team as an intern in June of 2015 and full-time in June of 2016. He graduated May of 2016 from Illinois State University with a degree in Agribusiness. Jake grew up on a row crop and livestock farm in La Salle County, Illinois, where he continues to help his family in his spare time. Along with his practical knowledge of production agricultural, Jake gained considerable business experience as an intern for Northern Partners Cooperative and CIT Trucks. Jake is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and is experienced in appraising all types of farmland, agribusiness operations, grain facilities, livestock facilities, commercial properties, and rural residences.

  • Donald Brummel
    Agent
    • Donald brings 15 years of marketing and agricultural experience to his new role as Sales Associate. He was raised on a farm and spent his early career as a farmer and farm manager. From there he moved to a farm supply and service firm, then to District Sales Manager for Midwest Seed Genetics. Don is a Certified Crop Adviser, so he has a detailed knowledge of production agriculture. He has an Associates Degree in Ag Production and Management from Joliet Junior College. Donald and his wife Marcee live in rural Sheridan, Illinois. Their three daughters attend school in Somonauk.