Like so many of the Vail Valley's locals, Tyra only intended to stay for a year before returning to her native Minnesota. However a deep love of the outdoors and the beauty of Colorado conspired to keep her in Vail much longer; meeting her husband here, marrying in Beaver Creek and now raising a family with two boys. Almost twenty years ago she helped start Sonnenalp Real Estate which is now Engel & Volkers! Her goal is to bring a higher level of superior, personalized service to her clients- something the larger firms couldn't match. Today she uses a wide range of the latest technology to deliver on that same original goal, providing expert service based on her client's needs and their lifestyles. She sums up her career simply and modestly with the thoughts "It's not about me, It's about my clients and the value I can bring to them through expertise, hard work, service, and connections. I am lucky enough to be an owner in a business that I love while raising my family in one of the best places in the world. What could be better than that? There is absolutely nowhere I'd rather be."