PO Box 1514
Driggs, ID 83422, USA
Serving: ID, MT, WY
Originally from Colombia, South America, Carlos grew up in Chattanooga, TN, where from an early age he learned to appreciate and indulge in all that the outdoors had to offer. As an avid fly fisherman, Carlos spent a great deal of his time fishing the eastern streams of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and the Great Smokey Mountains. Following his graduation from the University of Tennessee as a double major with a degree in Economics and Spanish, his passion for fishing, hunting and the outdoors in general, would later take him to the bigger waters of the Rocky Mountain West. Upon his arrival to Jackson, Wyoming 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. Carlos spent eight years guiding the trophy trout streams of Wyoming, which include the streams of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as well as the Snake River, Green River, New Fork, and Salt River. In addition to Wyoming, Carlos spent a great deal of his seasons on the famed Idaho waters of the Teton River and the South Fork of the Snake.
Since joining the Live Water crew in 2004, Carlos has had the good fortune of mixing business with pleasure throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Carlos has had great success brokering ranch deals across Wyoming, Idaho and Montana over the years and was the Top Producer for his firm in 2009 and 2010. His passion for waterfowl, upland bird hunting, and his extensive knowledge with regard to the fisheries of the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem make him an invaluable component to the Live Water team and its mission. Carlos’ dedication to the conservation and preservation of these precious landscapes he lives and works in is evident by his involvement in the community outside of the office. Carlos serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Teton Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited and has served his local chapter in this capacity since 2004. During this time, the Board and its members have volunteered both time and funds to many local stream and habitat restoration projects in the Teton Basin focusing on one of Teton Valley’s most precious species, the native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. Carlos is also a supporter and member of several local non-profits such as Friends of the Teton River and the Teton Regional Land Trust. His close ties and involvement with groups such as the Land Trust have made it possible for Carlos to assist in protecting several hundred acres of eco-sensitive ranch land along the Teton River by introducing conservation minded ranch Buyers to the area and its beautiful natural resources.