Our Staff

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Tom Cornwell
President & Founder of Cornwell Inc. Land & Home Brokers – Auctioneers

Tom grew up in the auction business following his father Les’s footsteps. He graduated from the Western College of Auctioneering at Billings Montana in June of 1979 immediately following graduation from high school. The Auction business has been a full time profession for Tom ever since. He is recognized worldwide as a leading auctioneer of farm toys. He has been specializing in the sale of farm toys since 1983. He conducts on a yearly basis the National Farm Toy Auction held in conjunction with the National Farm Toy Show held in Dyersville, Iowa each November. Tom has conducted auctions the past 33 years throughout Central Nebraska as well as in several surrounding states. He acquired his Nebraska Real Estate License in 1981. His Specialty and Primary Focus is Farm and Ranch Real Estate Sales. He offers expertise in offering Farm Real Estate at Public Auction as well as by Private Treaty. Tom is a member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association having served as a Director for the Association. He has conducted seminars for both the Nebraska and National Auctioneers associations as well as other organizations giving insight on his experiences in the auction business.

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Clint Mickey
Real Estate Broker – Land Sales – Auctioneer

Clint graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering at Mason City, Iowa in 2006. He cried his first auction with Tom at that time and comes from an extended family of auctioneers. He also serves as the Real Estate Broker for the firm. He is eager and willing to serve his clients in a professional manner. Clint and his wife, Barbie enjoy two daughters, Brennyn and Briylee and a son, Crayton, they reside in Aurora.

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Casey Cornwell

Casey is the 3rd generation in the family business. Casey works all around in the business with expertise in the computerized part of the business. He has enjoyed the toys since childhood and manages the toy auction facility for the firm at the downtown Aurora location. In addition he will be working with online Equipment sales through Auctiontime. Casey lives on the family acreage. Tom is proud to have him a part of the family business.

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Dick Mundt
Land - Home Sales - Auctioneer

Dick is a 1972 Graduate of Reisch Auction College in Mason City, Iowa. He has been conducting auctions of all types for 40 years.  Dick and his wife Carla retired from farming in 2006 and moved to Aurora. Dick has had his Real Estate Salespersons license since 2004. His main focus is on land sales by private treaty or at public auction. He is a member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association. Dick and Carla have two sons, Charlie and Ed, both are married. They also enjoy their three grandchildren.

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Dan Muirhead
Auctioneer

Dan is a 1983 graduate of Mason City World Wide College of Auctioneering at Mason City, Iowa. He has been employed by Cornwell Inc. Land & Home Brokers - Auctioneers as an auctioneer since December 1996. Dan is an outstanding bid caller as he was named 1996 Nebraska State Auctioneer Bid Calling Champion. He also has great knowledge of all facets of personal property and their respective values. He is also a past Director of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association and Member of the National Auctioneers Association. Dan and his wife, Traci enjoy two sons, Hayden and Dalton, they reside in Overton, Nebraska.

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Carla Mundt
Real Estate Agent

Carla partners with her husband Dick to sell real estate in the housing market.  She strives to meet the expectations of sellers and buyers. Carla has been involved in real estate sales since receiving her Nebraska Real Estate License in March 2004. She has been in the auction business with Dick since 1972. She enjoys gardening, sewing, and spending time with her family and grandchildren, Carl, Marlie, and Parker.

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Haley Bamesberger
Real Estate Agent

Haley Bamesberger is a licensed Real Estate Agent, she received her Real Estate License in June 2016 and join Cornwell Inc. Land & Home Brokers- Auctioneers in 2018. Haley is very motivated to help clients find their dream home. She grew up in Hamilton County on a family farm. Haley and her husband Dylan now live in Hampton with their three children Cason, Elizabeth and Wade.

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Roger Obermeier
Auctioneer - Ringman

Roger has been associated with the Cornwell Auction Family dating back to the early 1970’s. His auction career started with Tom’s father Les. He has a strong background in Agriculture and vast knowledge of livestock, farming & ranching. He is a very seasoned bid caller and his vast experience in the auction business makes him a great asset to our firm. 

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Traci Muirhead
Cashier - Clerk

Traci started assisting with the clerking and cashiering  at our sales a few years back and starting in 2012 is seen at nearly all our auctions.  Traci and her husband, Dan make a great team, and we are happy to have them associated with us.

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Michelle Hall
Cashier - Clerk

Michelle works in the business office of Cornwell Inc. She will also been seen on occasion at the auctions in a cashier/clerk position.

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Joyce Graves
Cashier

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LuAnn Grandfield
Cashier

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Sandy Sherwood
Cashier

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Budd Niles
Ringman – Auction Set Up