Maryanne Thorkelson's Bio:
Maryanne Thorkelson is the co-owner of My Place Realty, along with her husband, Kris Thorkelson. My Place Realty (MPR) offers quality multi-family homes in the Winnipeg area. Maryanne and Kris work hard to provide excellence when it comes to the purchasing, renovating, and client-focused leasing of all MPR properties. In 1991, Maryanne graduated with a Bachelor of Human Ecology degree from the University of Manitoba. She was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, but lived in different provinces and in different homes because of her father’s Air Force career. This lifestyle helped her experience house hunting, which she learned to love, and she eventually took that passion into her work in the real estate industry. Maryanne Thorkelson earned another degree, this time in Education, from the University of Manitoba again in 1993. Following her education, Maryanne taught high school and middle school for 5 years in Lockport and Portage la Prairie, her hometown. Later, Maryanne met Kris and the two were married in 1997. The couple had four daughters together — two of whom have already graduated from high school and are now studying in Toronto. Outside of her work with My Place Realty, Maryanne is kept very busy with her other two daughters and their numerous extracurricular activities. In addition to her kids, Maryanne has five “fur babies” — Puggles the Pug, Penny the Australian Labradoodle, Autumn the Lop Bunny, and Snorri and Louie, the Fancy Rats. When she was a young professional, Maryanne found it difficult to find pet-friendly places to live, and this is part of the reason why My Place Realty is committed to providing residences that accept small pets. Maryanne enjoys quilting, Netflix, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her daughters when she isn’t hard at work at My Place Realty.