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Carlos Ordonez, Associate Broker

Driggs, ID


May 2001 - 2008
Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor for World Cast AnglersLLC

January 2004 - Present
Associate Broker, Live Water Properties, LLC
Licensed in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Carlos has serviced clients all across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, was one of the original “1 office 3 agents entity” and has helped Live Water Properties grow to the company it is today.

2009 - Present
Carlos has worked with a number of high net worth, private equity funds on the acquisition and disposition of ranch and recreational properties as their target asset class. He has shown great leadership and problem solving skills in working with these sophisticated investors navigating them through complex transactions with successful outcomes.
Carlos and Live Water are the Exclusive Buyer and Seller’s agent for one of these private equity groups, representing the fund on buy and sell transactions in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. Carlos has been successful in helping the fund investors hit their target returns on a number of projects.


Carlos’ dedication to preserving and enhancing these precious landscapes he works in is evident by his involvement in the community outside of the office. Carlos served as a board member, and Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Teton Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited since 2004, as well as volunteered on many stream and habitat projects with other non-profits throughout the region. Carlos is an active member and supporter of the Teton Regional Land Trust, Friends of the Teton River, Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association, National Wildlife Federation and National Parks Conservation Association.

Since beginning his career as a farm and ranch broker in 2004, Carlos has established a great rapport with various land trusts and conservation groups, as well as environmental consulting groups throughout the region via many conservation minded and habitat-conscious ranch buyers and sellers whom he has represented. These relationships have proven to be very beneficial for Live Water Properties and their clients via additional market exposure and land opportunities through these various entities.

His close ties and involvement with groups such as the Teton Regional Land Trust have made it possible for Carlos to assist in protecting hundreds of acres of eco-sensitive farm and ranch land along the Teton River, protecting it from high density development by introducing conservation minded ranch buyers to the area and its beautiful natural resources.


Bachelor’s Degree, Economics
Bachelor’s Degree, Spanish
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN


Carlos achieved Top Producing broker status for Live Water Properties in 2009-2010, and has been in the Top 3 Producing Brokers for the firm over the past 5 years, which include the firm’s record setting sales years of 2017-2018.


Carlos grew up in Chattanooga, TN where he spent a great deal of his time fishing the local streams and reservoirs, as well as cold water trout streams of the Southern Appalachians and Great Smokey Mountains. Following his graduation from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a double major in Economics and Spanish, his passion for fishing, hunting and the great outdoors would later take him to Jackson Hole, WY and the famed trout waters of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Upon his arrival in 2001 Carlos attended the Professional Western Rivers Guide School hosted by World Cast Anglers, where he was immediately offered a position on their guide staff upon completion of the course and worked his way up to the top ranks of senior guides. Carlos spent seven years guiding the trophy trout streams of the region, primarily the South Fork of the Snake and Teton rivers in Idaho, and the Snake River in Jackson, Wyoming. Looking to merge his passion for fishing and hunting into a long-term professional career, Carlos joined the Live Water crew in 2004. As one of the original “one office entity” brokers, he has helped Live Water grow to the company it is today.

Originally from Colombia, S.A., Carlos comes from a long line of Cebu cattle ranchers in his family, along with breeders and trainers of Colombian Paso Fino horses. Throughout his youth he spent many summers on his uncles’ ranches building a great admiration and respect for the ranching and horseman lifestyle. This background along with his passion for fishing, hunting and the outdoors made him a natural fit in this unique industry and have helped pave the way to many successful years as a ranch broker.

Carlos resides in south end of Teton Valley in Victor, Idaho with his loving wife Hilary, their three children, two bird dogs, horses and lazy cats. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, floating down rivers, camping and traveling abroad. Other passions include fly fishing, waterfowl and upland bird hunting, big game hunting and riding horses.

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