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The Team

Who We Are


Nicole Sandoval Postma

Chamber President

Hello, my name is Nicole Sandoval Postma and I have been Sumas Chamber President since 2021. My family and I moved to Sumas over a decade ago, and I truly fell in love with this beautiful small town. 

I started working with the City & Chamber as a resident when I created the city wide event : Sumas Trunk-or-Treat. I enjoyed that experience so much, I just knew I wanted to do more. I developed a deep passion for working with small business owners like myself, through marketing and community connection. 

Through the years I have been able to spearhead even more events in our town that encourage tourism , which directly affects our small businesses. Through the difficult times of a pandemic, border closures and two devastating floods, I worked with our Chamber to support, fundraise and encourage our community and small businesses. Sumas small business owners are so incredibly resilient, and I am so inspired by their strength! 

I consider myself so lucky to be a part of this amazing community.


Tina Vanderpol

Chamber Treasurer

My name is Tina and I have served on the chamber as treasurer for the last 13 years. I work out at Williams in Sumas and am a wife and mom of three children. 


One thing I love about Sumas is the tight-knit feel the community gives and how generous our business owners are. I especially saw this in the fall of 2021 after the devastating floods that wiped out Sumas. 


I look forward every year to seeing small businesses come to town. We welcome you with smiling faces!


Brooke Stremler

Chamber Secretary

Hi I'm Brooke Stremler. I am a life long resident of Whatcom County. I live near Sumas on 10 acres where I foster a passion of horses and working with kids. I am the youth director at my church and a realtor for Windermere. I love my job as a realtor because I get to help people with their real estate needs and I develop friendships along the way.  As a youth director, I love that I get to share the love of Christ and foster relationships. 


Sumas holds a place close to my heart because of the wonderful people here. Despite the recent hardships our town has had to go through, I was deeply moved to see how so many came together to help one another through the crisis. 


My roots run deep here in Nooksack Valley. I stand proud for the Nooksack Valley Pioneers where I once worked as a para-educator and have kids that have attended or are still attending. I enjoy watching the sporting events, music concerts and dramas. I love cheering our kids on! 


I took the position of Secretary with the Sumas Chamber because I saw a need and it seemed like something I could do. I look forward to working together with the others on the board and helping Sumas make a come back after the recent challenges they have had.

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