2024 Homestead Magazine


Homestead Magazine


RE/MAX Obsidian Real Estate

The sales team members’ diverse backgrounds in the luxury hospitality industry, property management, trust administration, resort real estate sales, and project management ensure a professional, seamless experience.
Pictured left to right: Katie Robertson, Frederick Harness, Chip Marvin, Ryan Wright, and Ryan Block.

Chip Marvin and Fred Harness
110 E Broadway
PO Box 1009
Jackson, WY 83002

The Snake River Sporting Club sales team formed during the summer of 2014 to bring the club’s diverse real estate offerings to market. The team members, each of whom has had considerable individual success, came together out of enthusiasm for the sporting club, its golf course and amenities, as well as their common interest in collaborating on a development project with multiple types of real estate, from ranch estates and lots to luxury homes and resort properties.

What sets the Snake River Sporting Club apart?

Marvin: “God bless Wyoming and keep it wild.” That’s what a 15-year-old visitor wrote in her diary way back in 1925. It’s become something of an informal motto for the state of Wyoming. Because of our location between the mountains and the river, I like to think the SRSC is keeping things a little wilder than your typical country club. The combination of manicured fairways and wilderness in the Snake River Canyon is pretty unique. Skeet shooting, a 3-D archery course, horseback riding, millions of acres of backcountry right out the door, and a Tom Weiskopf signature golf course (rated the No. 1 golf course in the state of Wyoming by Golf Digest): It’s pretty hard to beat.

What are some of your favorite things about representing the Snake River Sporting Club?

Wright: Trumpeter swans flying by the clubhouse as they travel up and down the river. Watching bald eagles rear their young at one of the club’s several nests. Observing ice flow down the Snake River during winter cold snaps. Each time I spend a day at the club, I’m struck by the beauty of this place.
Harness: My favorite thing is connecting the place with buyers who are knowledgeable about the area. Most of our property owners have been coming to Jackson Hole for years; they have owned homes in other areas of the valley and they realize what a treasure the Snake River Sporting Club is.

What, in your opinion, sets the club apart from other golf clubs in the region?

Robertson: Club members enjoy access to the adjoining ranch, so it’s effectively an 850-acre inholding surrounded by millions of acres of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The larger size allows the club to enjoy equestrian and other fun Western activities that you can’t do anywhere else in a private setting. Members cross that iconic red bridge over the Snake River onto club property, and from there escape into a private enclave away from it all.
Block: In addition, the sporting club is led by a world-class general manager, Jeff Heilbrun, and an amazing staff. The level of service at the club is at once very professional and very personal. The staff knows every member by name, and many members and staff enjoy getting to know each other on a personal level.

What distinguishes your real estate team?

Marvin: Our culture at RE/MAX Obsidian Real Estate is highly collaborative. In a way that’s unique among local offices, our agents work together and support each other in our success, brainstorming together, discussing market trends, and sharing market knowledge. The SRSC team is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the club and the real estate opportunities we represent. Once people visit the Snake River Sporting Club and experience it firsthand, our job gets easier. When they are on the property, they get a better feel for what’s going on and want to become a part of it. Our goal is to be here every day, ready to listen, to share the club experience, provide clear and honest communication, and provide the highest level of professional service.