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John Merritt

Vice President/Broker
Jackson Hole Headquarters 307.699.1166


November 2010 – Present
Vice President/Associate Broker, Live Water Properties, LLC
Responsible Broker for Idaho, Wyoming, South Carolina and Georgia

November 2009 – November 2010
General Manager, The Orvis Store, Jackson Hole

2007 – 2009
Fly Fishing Guide, 3 Creek Ranch

January 2008 – March 2008
Lead Field Scientist, Rio Grande Sea Trout Population Study, Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

May 2005 – October 2005
Assistant Research Scientist, Salmonid Rivers Observatory Network (SaRON), Kwethluk River, Alaska


Member of Trout Unlimited, Board Member of the Fishing For The Fight


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Environmental Science
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Involved in $200 Million+ in sales volume in 10 years of recreational property brokerage


Enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, his daughters, Louise, Frances and son, Wade, fly fishing, hunting, downhill skiing, playing music and traveling.

John'sRelevant Articles

A Look Back on the 2021 Ranch Market

Looking back on the past year, 2021 was a successful year in the real estate world across the country, and that was certainly true for ranch and recreational properties. Live Water Properties set many records in 202...

The Season for Selling Ranches Continues

Things happen quickly when you live at 6,200 feet in elevation, specifically when it comes to the climate. Winter weather has a tendency to show up unexpectedly and before you know it, it is 60 degrees again and pri...

A Weekend at Half Moon Lake Lodge

Growing up near the beaches of North Carolina, my family and I always ventured eastward to the beach each summer for a relaxing vacation. We enjoyed fishing, crabbing, making sa...

Top 5 Secrets for the Jackson Hole One Fly Event

The holiday weekend might be behind us, but for anglers around the West the second weekend in September is a holiday in its own right: it’s the Jackson Hole One Fly Event. Since 1986, anglers have vied for the bra...

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