Meet the Team

  • John Gilbert

    Gilbert, a Texas native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, has over 40 years of experience in real estate, as a property owner, developer and problem solver.  Having started and operated numerous successful businesses over the years, Gilbert enjoys the intermediary role of bringing buyers and sellers together in a manner of mutual satisfaction. Gilbert spends quality family time with his wife of 37 years and his two adult children, both of whom carry on the family real estate tradition.

  • John Willingham

    Owner /

    Willingham’s heritage is deeply rooted in the Texas ranching industry. Having grown up on the historic Waggoner Ranch, Willingham quickly developed a love for the outdoors and all things pertaining to land at a very early age. His knowledge of land is keen but it is his relationships and contacts in the industry that are unparalleled. He specializes in representing buyers of all types of land in Texas. Give him a call today and let’s get started locating your perfect farm, ranch, or recreational property! He has a BBA in Finance and an MBA from SMU. Willingham is big on family and spends as much time as possible with his lovely wife April and two children, Abigail and Johnny.

  • Jay Evans

    Licensed since 2020 as a real estate sales agent, Jay has served since 2000 as President of Jay Evans Company, Ltd., a resource and land management company providing management services and consulting for ranching and wildlife operations on a diverse array of Texas properties. Jay believes strongly in landowner rights, land stewardship, and management of our natural resources. He wants to combine his decades of land management experience and his vast network of state-wide contacts to effectively represent clients in their land purchasing and selling decisions.

    Jay also currently serves as General Manager for Bridwell Ranches operating in the Panhandle and North Texas. Previous experience includes Area Cattle Manager for King Ranch Inc. in Kingsville. King Ranch responsibilities included purchasing and marketing for the stocker program, as well as special projects including the Cannonade Ranch purchase and serving on a management team that developed an integrated plan for wildlife, brush management, grazing of livestock and the development of natural resources.

    Jay currently holds an Executive Committee position on the Board of Directors for the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University and is Chair of the Water Subcommittee for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Jay is also a Rodeo Austin Board Member and past President; a member of Texas Wildlife Association; a former Advisory Board member of the Texas Tech University Department of Range, Wildlife and Fisheries; and an Eagle Scout and former Executive Board member of the Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Jay holds a BBA from Texas Tech University. He and his wife, Lynn, live in Dripping Springs.

  • Jenna Beasley

    A Texas native, Jenna brings over a decade of sales and marketing experience to the team and has held her Texas Real Estate Sales Associate license since 2013. A graduate of TCU with a degree in fashion merchandising, Jenna spent two years working in the fashion industry which she credits with developing her eye for design and specialized skills in merchandising, marketing and creative problem solving. Additional experience includes working as a Senior Associate of a global commercial real estate investment brokerage in Dallas specializing in both Tenant and Landlord representation. Her areas of expertise include market research, site selection, sale/lease negotiations, and disposition of excess corporate properties for clients ranging from 1,000 to beyond 100,000 SF. Jenna attributes her success to the dedication she makes to establishing personal connections with each client she represents. Jenna is highly committed to remaining knowledgeable about the local market and makes a personal point to remain in contact with all past and current clients. Jenna handles each transaction with professionalism, reliability, and integrity. She is excited to focus primarily on land and residential transactions at Clayton-Waggoner Properties.

  • Joe Hallonquist


    An East Texas native, Joe grew up on his family's sawmill where he learned to love and appreciate the vast resources of the Piney Woods. Joe's love for the outdoors fueled his passion to assist others with their property needs, whether helping landowners accomplish forest management goals or guiding them through the buying or selling process. Joe strives to exceed clients' needs with his knowledge of East Texas' ever-changing market dynamics and his unwavering commitment to honesty and hard work.

  • Tim McGinty

    Tim was born and raised in a farming and ranching family in Central Texas and has gained hands on experience in farm and ranch operations since his childhood jobs working for family and friends. After an early career in the construction industry, he followed in his parents’ footsteps and obtained his real estate license in 1999 so that he could pursue his passion for land ownership and land stewardship. His farming and ranching experience makes him an excellent resource on land features such as improved vs. native grasses, soil types, crops, water features, mineral ownership, fencing, cattle operations and wildlife breeding operations. His extensive knowledge of market trends and influences allows him to consult with clients on the effects that land features have on real estate values and how these features make every property unique. Tim draws on his construction and heavy equipment experience to help his clients develop a vision for enhancement to their property to meet both commercial and recreational needs. Tim’s philosophy on working with clients is to build a long-term relationship based on a mutual understanding of their goals as land owners and stewards. He has developed a large network of industry partners that can consult on projects of all sizes. Tim is as comfortable working with a small family operator as he is with high net worth individuals looking for investment opportunities. As attested to by his client testimonials, he will go above and beyond to meet the diverse and often unpredictable needs of his clients. Tim resides in Hill County with his wife and two children. He also manages his own cow-calf operation and other agricultural investments in the area, as well as trains horses and dogs for cattle work. He is a member of the Texas Deer Association, the National Rifle Association, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association.

  • Bryce Talley


    A native Texan raised in San Antonio, Bryce has been learning the land of the Texas Hill Country from an early age as an avid rifle and bow hunter and outdoorsman.  As an experienced hunter he’s also been blessed to hunt some amazing international locations such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Argentina.  With this depth of experience in wildlife, habitats, and tracking, Bryce possesses an expert level of knowledge regarding the land, animals, and hunting tactics.  Having obtained his Texas Real Estate License in 2021, Bryce is eager to listen to clients’ dreams, share their passion for recreational and rural land, and work tirelessly to execute their strategies for land ownership.  Bryce holds a degree from Texas A&M in Agriculture Economics with a focus in Finance and Real Estate, and he was a member of the A&M archery team.  Besides hunting, his hobbies include bass fishing and cheering on the Aggies.

  • Larry Tedford

    Born and raised in east Texas and a proud 7th generation Texan, Larry began his career with the railroad before retiring after 25 years. Larry then started a successful career as a Landman in the oil and gas business and achieved the designation as a Registered Professional Landman. Mr. Tedford served on the Board of Directors for the East Texas Association of Professional Landmen and is a past President. Adding the designation as a licensed Realtor to his long history as a TPLM, Larry enjoys combining his passion for all things outdoors with his knowledge of the east Texas land and mineral market. He represents both buyers and sellers, and is very well connected in east Texas. Faith, family, and community are focal points of Larry’s personal life. Larry and his wife of 20 years, Olivia, reside in Henderson County and have three daughters and four grandsons. He is active in his local church, enjoys a good BBQ competition, and is a longtime volunteer for the Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

  • Christie Acosta

    Office Manager | Licensed

    Christie is responsible for coordinating operational efforts to provide superior Agent support and effective implementation of marketing strategies. She has over 25 years’ experience in office administration in the financial services, information technology and real estate industries, with specialized skills in project management, training, team-building and the alignment of technology with business goals. Christie holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Baylor University.