Board Member Profile


Anya Milton, Ferndale Boys & Girls Club

As a Chamber Board Member and Ferndale Clubhouse Branch Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, I have had the unique privilege of serving this community in a number of ways including serving on the Ferndale Prevention Network, the Domestic Violence Commission’s Child Witness Work Group and the STEP Grant Community Coordinated Response Team.

I have been fortunate enough to watch our community develop and flourish over the past 10 years and I’m committed to improving the opportunities for children to grow up in a safe and supported environment.  Prior to my current position, I ran the Street Outreach Program for homeless and runaway youth in Bellingham. In every interaction I had with the youth, I always found myself asking, how can the community further support youth to change their life’s trajectory?

Working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County allows me to support a mission that enables ALL young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. I find that serving with the Chamber not only provides further investment in the community; it provides an important perspective to local businesses on local children’s needs.

Members of the Quarter

Whatcom County Fire District 7

WCFD #7 has been serving the Ferndale area since 1957, providing Fire and EMS services to the City of Ferndale and the surrounding area.  Presently, there are 120 dedicated individual working hard to meet the needs of the public.   The members of Whatcom County Fire District 7 pride themselves on giving back to the community.  We feel that being connected to the residents we serve, will help us meet your professional needs.
Learn more at:

2020 Washington St





Kelly’s O’Deli

Having proudly served Whatcom and Skagit County’s since 1985, Kelly’s O’Deli Catering offers personalized menu planning and convenience along with exceptional service and value. Owner Dianne Blakesley is a lifetime Ferndale resident.  She is active in the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, Ferndale Boys & Girls Club & Bellingham Chamber of Commerce.

Visit their website at:

5506 Nielsen Ave





SERVPRO of Bellingham

Faster to any sized disaster, SERVPRO of Bellingham is a Fire and Water Restoration business locally owned and operated by Dean and Jeri Bates for over 35 years. Whether your home or business is facing minor damage or a widespread disaster, SERVPRO of Bellingham has the resources, technology and experience to help you resume life and business as usual. “Like it never even happened.”

Learn more at:

1420 Pacific Place


Welcome New Members: Summer 2015


Rodan + Fields—Jane Cappelletti

Live Fit LLC


Keller Williams—Michael Smith

Ferndale Grocery Outlet



Home 2 Suites by Hilton

Walton Beverage

Heston Hauling

Minute Man Press

Gym Star Sports Center

Good Burger

Motel 6




Board Member Profile

danDan Toperosky moved to the Ferndale area two years ago to take the Health Safety and Environmental Manager job at Phillips 66 refinery. He is  originally from Central Alberta, Canada, but spent the previous 17 year on the Gulf Coast in the communities south of Houston.

Toperosky took the position as Ferndale Chamber Board Member about 18 months ago.

“It has provided me an opportunity to give back to the community we moved into and learn a great deal about Ferndale and the county,” Toperosky said.

Each year, Toperosky is heavily involved with running the Ferndale Street Festival’s Phillips 66 Beer/Tent Garden and he looks forward to his third year under the tent this August.

In his free time, Toperosky enjoys playing with his two 11 year old kids.

“We are getting out and taking advantage of the opportunities this area provides and my wife and I have been trying to teach my kids to ski, fish, hike and bike. One of my bucket list goals is to visit all the National Parks, and was able to visit three in the last year,” Toperosky said.