Our Team

In the climbing industry, good products aren’t made by magic. Nicros’ products – both climbing walls and handholds – are the result of great people working hard, working thoughtfully, and above all working together.  At Nicros, our most valuable resource lies within our talented team of employees.

Nate Postma

Nate has more than 20 years of experience in the design, construction, and operations of artificial climbing walls. He is a founding member of the Climbing Gym Association (CGA) the Climbing Wall Association (CWA) and a past  board member for the Climbing Wall Industry Group (CWIG). Nate owns and operates several large commercial climbing gyms and has been an avid climber for more than 25 years.

Pam Postma
Vice President

Starting in 1979, Pam formerly worked in administration and accounting for Midwest Great Dane Trailers. Pam married her high school sweet-heart, Nate, in 1981 and was introduced to climbing later that year at a time when you didn’t really see women on the rock. Pam traveled from the east coast to the west coast climbing everything and trying to keep up with Nate. She participated in numerous local and national competitions meeting great people in the climbing industry. Climbing became the way of life. In 1995, Pam left her career of sixteen years with Midwest Great Dane Trailers to help with the birth of Nicros, her husband’s dream.

Donna Berget
Office Manager

Donna has been with Nicros since 1998. As Office Manager, she is responsible for an immeasurable number of job duties at Nicros’ business office. She enjoys long walks, golfing, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Richard Thorne

Shop Captain

“This is the voyage of Nicros. Its mission: to seek out quality, precision, and accuracy; to boldly go where no Climbing Company has gone before.” Shop Captain Richard E. Thorne 

David Bress
Wall  Designer / Project Coordinator

After working as a carpenter for 10 years, David attended the University of Minnesota and received a B.S. Degree in Architecture. David began climbing in 2007 at the St. Paul Vertical Endeavors. Since then, he has extended his interests in climbing beyond the gym to include traditional multi-pitch climbing. Some of his goals include climbing the East face of Mt. Whitney and summiting Mt. Moran from its Direct South Buttress.


Tony Bell
Sales Director

Tony has been an avid rock climber since 2010. He’s traveled to some of the best climbing spots in the west and is constantly searching for the next great outdoor adventure. After owning his own business for 15 years, he saw a great opportunity to bring his extensive knowledge of the sport to the Nicros sales Team. Tony is always ready and willing to work with new and existing clients to provide great customer support along with quality products. When he’s not roped up or selling the goods, you can find him shredding gnar on the mountain bike trail, kayaking in the northland, hiking the Superior Hiking Trail, camping under the starts or purposely getting lost on his backcountry adventure dual sports motorcycle.

Ryan Ferrian
Marketing Coordinator

Ryan graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Business Marketing. After college Ryan moved to western Montana in search of snow-covered mountains where he eventually landed a marketing job for a sports nutrition company. He enjoys road trips up the North Shore, camping, chocolate chip cookies, and frequent visits to local breweries.

Katja Kroll
Graphic Deisnger

Mikki Severin

Corrin Murray

Corrin has been with Nicros and sister company Vertical Endeavors since July of 2014 and she has been climbing since 2013.She loves many things about climbing, but the greatest rewards are positive reinforcement, personal growth, and involvement in this great community.


Megan Wilkins

Sales Administrative Assistant

Travis Slaughter
Handhold + Climbing Wall Systems Production