About

Herbie was born and raised in Farmington, Minnesota where he now resides with his wife, Sara and son, Parker. After school Herbie had the privilege of playing junior hockey and has been coaching youth hockey since 1998. Through his love of hockey he was able to meet and work with many great people. 


Herbie has been around construction and real estate essentially his entire life. He originally received his Real Estate license in 1996, he used it alongside other careers related to both construction and real estate. Herbie transitioned back to real estate full time in 2016.  Herbie and Sara joined forces in 2018 to create The Nivala Team so they could provide a family-first, service based business.  Now, together with Fieldstone RES and Fieldstone Family Homes they can provide their clients with this same service while adding value and the opportunities of New Construction. 

Sara is a Farmington transplant who’s called River Falls and Minneapolis her home for several years.  She has a diverse background that includes experience in lending, title & abstract, new construction marketing and business ownership.  With this experience her goal is to make sure each client is well represented in every facet of the transaction.  Sara entered the real estate business as an operations manager in 2017 working with a dynamic team giving her experience in many facets of the industry.  Sara joined forces with her husband Herbie in 2018 to create The Nivala Team so they could provide a family-first, service based business.  Now, together with Fieldstone RES and Fieldstone Family Homes they can provide their clients with this same service while adding value and the opportunities of New Construction.