Maryanne Thorkelson



Maryanne Thorkelson is the co-owner of My Place Realty, along with her husband Kris. My Place Realty helps provide quality multi-family homes to its customers while also striving for excellence in purchasing, renovating, customer service and proactive leasing of its properties.

Maryanne has been a part of the real estate industry for eightyears.  She was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, but she moved a lot because of her father’s Air Force career. She lived in different provinces in many different homes and enjoyed house hunting with her parents as she grew up — an early sign of the interest she would take in helping others find the perfect home.

Maryannegraduated with two different degrees from University of Manitoba — one, a Bachelor of Human Ecology, which she earned in 1991, and the other in Education in 1993.  Maryanne went on to teach high school and middle school for 5 years in Portage la Prairie and Lockport. Then, she met Kris, and the two were married in 1997.

Maryanne and Kris are extremely family-oriented, which is part of why Maryanne works to provide multi-family homes of the best quality for My Place Realty clients. Maryanne and her husband welcomed their first daughter in 1998, and three more soon after. Two of their daughters graduated from high school and are now studying in Toronto. Maryanne keeps busy with her other two daughters, who are involved in dance, soccer, horseback riding, piano and volleyball.

Maryanne and her family share 5 adorable “fur babies” — Puggles the Pug, Penny the Australian Labradoodle, Autumn the Lop Bunny, and Snorri and Louie, the Fancy Rats. It is partly for this reason that My Place Realty is so small pet friendly. My Place Realty’s small pet policy is also in memory of Brookie, a black and white Shih Tzu- Maltese cross that Maryanne adopted from a student while teaching High School in Portage la Prairie in 1996. She had a very difficult time finding a pet-friendly place to live, and when she and Kris started My Place Realty 20 years later, they decided that it would happily accept small pets in memory of Brookie.

When she’s not working to find the perfect homes for My Place Realty customers, Maryanne enjoys quilting, Netflix,going to the movies with Kris and spending time with her daughters.