Our Staff

Sanders Brokerage Services

The Team at Sanders Brokerage Services

Steve Sanders






 Steve L. Sanders:

President, Licensed Customs Broker and founder, started in the brokerage business in Blaine in March of 1973, and received his broker’s license on September 6th, 1982 over 31 years ago. Steve has been employed in the industry in Blaine and Sumas, Washington for nearly 40 years.  Previously he was employed by Border Brokerage Company Inc., and was a former owner of A.J. Humphries Inc., in Sumas, Washington.  Following his tenure with Border Brokerage Company Steve became an Office Manager with Milne & Craighead Customs Brokers U.S.A. in Blaine.  During his tenure with Milne & Craighead Customs Brokers, Steve worked for several months in their Air and Ocean environment operation in San Francisco, California, as well as their border offices in Blaine, Washington and Sweetgrass, Montana.  In 1993 Steve became the Office Manager for Fritz Companies in Blaine, Washington.  Within a few years he expanded his role to Regional Operations Manager for Fritz overseeing seven offices of operation from Blaine, Washington to International Falls, Minnesota.  Following the acquisition of Fritz Companies by United Parcel Service, Steve took leave of his position with UPS and, in February of 2003 he opened the doors of Sanders Brokerage Services in Blaine, Washington.  With a background in virtually all entry types included; drawback, warehouse, in-transit, temporary importation, and everything in between – via any mode of transportation (rail, truck, pipeline, air, ocean) Steve has pretty much seen it all.  Steve will celebrate his 43th year anniversary in the industry in March of 2016.  He has also worked in a local music consortium and provides this link for your entertainment check out . . .





   Julie G. Sanders:

Vice-President and co-founder started in the brokerage industry 10 years ago as a co-owner of Sanders Brokerage Services. Julie has a background in the banking industry and corporate retail sales.  Julie oversees the accounting, payables, account receivable aspects of Sanders Brokerage Services and is fully involved in the day to day operations of the company, from cargo release to entry summary processing to client invoice preparation.






  Todd Nunamaker:


Import Customer Service Representative / Sales started in the brokerage industry in 1982 (29 years ago).  Todd has an extensive background in sales and operations and a University Degree in Education.  Todd is a valuable part of the team and essential to our day to day operations.  His background is in account setup, power of attorney assistance, import regulations and import operations.




  Grant Sanders:



Import Customer Service Representative / Financial Administrative Assistant is the youngest addition to the team but still with 7 1/2 years experience in the brokerage industry he is certainly not to be considered a rookie.  Grant plays an enormous  role in our day to day operations.  A Graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Finance has proven his experience and background vitally essential to our operations.


Ali Smith:

On June 16th, 2014, Alexandria (Ali) Smith, a 2014 graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon joined our team.  With a degree in finance and a fantastic background in office systems and management she has quickly become a big part of our team.  Ali was on the golf team at Linfield and was a part of Bellingham High School’s ladies golf team “dynasty” a number of years ago.  We are proud and pleased to have Ali as part of our team, and know you’ll feel the same!





Carolyn Kenny:

Carolyn Kenny worked for us for nearly 5 years.  Carolyn passed away suddenly last July.  We enjoyed having Carolyn as one of our employees and she loved being part of our family.  Sadly on July 14th, 2011 Carolyn passed away.  She was an absolute joy to work with.  Day after day the smile on her face brightened our office.  We will love her always, and miss her forever.