Matthew Moss, CAI, is one of the co-owners of Moss Auction Team, LLC. He graduated from Reppert School of Auctioneering in December of 1998 and is a licensed auctioneer in both Illinois and Indiana. His auction company specializes in the marketing of farmland, residential real estate, agricultural equipment and personal property. He plays a large role in managing their auction staff in preparing, promoting and conducting their auctions held in both Illinois and Indiana.
Matthew earned a three-year executive development program focused on business management, ethics, strategic planning and marketing at the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). CAI is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) for auction professionals. The three-year CAI designation program provides highly motivated and qualified auction professionals the opportunity to earn the industry’s most respected professional designation. CAI is an intensive, executive development program offering experienced auctioneers with instruction and coursework in finance, communication, strategic planning and marketing. The NAA conducts CAI program once a year at Indiana University in Bloomington and allows only exceedingly skilled auctioneers to attend. In addition to being a member of the National Auctioneers Association, he also belongs to the Illinois State Auctioneers Association, the Indiana Auctioneers Association and the Illinois Farm Bureau.
Matthew graduated from the University of Illinois in 1992 with a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural/Animal Science. He is also involved in the managing aspect of the family farming operation consisting of 4,000 acres of a grain and livestock business which has been in the Moss Family since 1866. On the Moss farm, Matthew also oversees the family’s Clydesdale breeding operation. His family raises show quality black Clydesdale horses that are exhibited on a national level.
On the local level, Matthew donates his auctioneer services with many fund-raising events every year such as the annual 4-H youth auctions, his area’s REC Center fund raiser auction, the Paris Young Farmers annual auction to raise scholarship funds for students pursuing careers in Agriculture and the annual auction for the local chapter of the Pheasants Forever. He is married to Bridget Moss, who is a graduate from the University of Illinois with a degree in Agribusiness Farm and Financial Management and she also works in the Agricultural industry, in addition to owning and working with horses. Together they have two children.
Larry Moss was in the Auction and Real Estate businesses for more than 45 years and was the founder of Moss Auction Team, LLC. He was a licensed auctioneer in Illinois and Indiana. Larry’s auction career saw him conduct auctions consisting mainly of farmland, agriculture equipment, commercial property as well as antiques and collectibles auctions. Over his extensive career he sold at auction numerous farm properties, agricultural equipment and other assets which gained him vast network of acquaintances throughout the Midwest.
Larry was also the co-owner and manager of the family’s grain and livestock operation in partnership with his brother that has been in the Moss family since 1866. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1959 with a B.S. Degree in Agriculture. Larry served on numerous boards and positions connected to the agriculture world. He was also an Approved Appraiser for the Illinois Farm Development Authority. His wife for 50 years was Roseann Moss, who is also a co-owner of Moss Auction Team, LLC. Together they had two sons and four grandchildren. Their youngest son, Matthew is also one of the co-owners of Moss Auction Team, LLC. In Larry’s early years, he developed a passion for Clydesdale horses and at one time him and his family owned 25 head, which consisted of highly competitive 6-horse hitch. Larry also enjoyed collecting/restoring/showing antique tractors. He had a very extensive collection of old tractors and implements and he enjoyed participating in several antique/historical farming shows throughout the year.
Amber Tegeler is the Office Manager for Moss Auction Team and Moss Farms. She has been with the company since March of 2012 and has 5 years of agricultural industry experience behind her before joining our team. She studied business management and accounting at Ivy Tech Community College. Amber also graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Criminology and Social Work. She manages numerous aspects for the auctions conducted by Moss Auction Team, including all the technical requirements for their online auctions. She also manages all the accounting needs for both businesses. Amber is married to Jason Tegeler and together they have a daughter, Makenzie Literral, who is employed part time by Moss Auction Team as an auction assistant. Amber and her family enjoy traveling, boating and taking care of their pets.
with 60 years of auction experience