Having been raised in a household with a family business in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tyrel started to work in the family business on weekends from a young age. He appreciated the hard work and dedication it takes to manage and grow a successful family venture and it’s always been his dream to do the same.
In 2004, Tyrel took a sabbatical from pursuing his dream to be in business for himself in a family business. He knew in order to be successful in business in the 21st Century, it would be important to obtain a formal education & foundation in owning and operating a business. Shortly after completing his studies at the University of Manitoba, Tyrel moved to Vancouver in 2006 and enrolled in the Chartered Accountant program at one of the largest accounting firms in Canada.
After practicing as a Chartered Accountant for a number of years, Tyrel felt that the “Corporate” environment of a large international accounting firm lacked the personal touch he was used to while working at his family’s business in Winnipeg.
So, following his dream, Tyrel decided to search out new opportunities. Through family, he was introduced to the owner of Alternatives in 2012. He felt an instant connection to the “family feel” and founding principles of Alternatives and knew then that his career path was about to change. By mid-2013 Tyrel had joined Alternatives as Managing Director.
On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, while celebrating Alternatives 25th anniversary, Tyrel purchased the companies and is the new owner of Alternatives.
When he does find time outside the office, he enjoys travelling with his wife, Laine, and exploring his home community in North Vancouver.