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  Michael Rhoads - Executive Vice President

Mr. Rhoads is a Partner and is responsible for sales, marketing, customer service, and program development functions. At our affiliate, PFG Capital, Mr. Rhoads' role as Vice President has involved the oversight of accounting and tax strategy, the development of affordable housing apartments, self storage acquisitions, development, and operations. In his travels, Mr. Rhoads has literally "shopped" hundreds of self storage facilities throughout the U.S. Mr. Rhoads is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in Finance & Insurance and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Self-Storage Association and Director of the Construction Financial Management Association. He has participated in seminar presentations for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the National Association of Home Builders, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Pennsylvania Self Storage Association. He previously held positions as Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer with a regional mortgage banking firm, has had five years experience in various finance and accounting departments at Armstrong World Industries, and has had six years experience in all facets of residential and commercial construction.

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  Daniel Dygert - President

Mr. Dygert is a Partner and is responsible for overall company strategic planning, partner relations, captive management, claims, and legal compliance. In 1989, Mr. Dygert started with our affiliate, PFG Capital, and was named President in 1998. During that time, he was involved in all aspects of real estate development and finance. He has spearheaded the acquisition, development, construction, management, and disposition of numerous projects including apartments, retail shopping centers, office buildings, residential housing, and self storage facilities. Mr. Dygert is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Economics. He currently serves as Chair of the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center.

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  Robert Thompkins - Vice President of Operations

Mr. Thompkins is responsible for all customer training, customer service, claims initiation, and administrative functions. Mr. Thompkins has 7 years experience as the Director of Operations for PFG Capital and in this role he was responsible for the day to day management of many different real estate assets, including commercial office, retail centers, apartment communities, condominium associations, and self storage facilities. Previous to that, he spent nine years working in the hospitality industry for High Hotels Ltd primarily as the General Manager of the award winning Hampton Inn & Suites, Annapolis, MD. In addition, he served on a variety of Boards in the Annapolis area as well as on a Corporate Branding Committee with Hampton Inn/Hilton Hotels. Mr. Thompkins attended Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA.

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  Scott Forry - Vice President/Controller

Mr. Forry is responsible for all accounting, information systems, tax, and legal compliance. He oversees the insurance licensing regulations and requirements for the company. Mr. Forry was previously a Senior Accountant with ParenteBeard, a premier CPA and Business Advisory Firm in the Mid Atlantic Region. He is a graduate of Messiah College.

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  Stuart Wade - Sales Director

Mr. Wade has an extensive background in commercial realty and specifically the self storage asset class. He was previously the Director of Business Development for AAAA Self Storage Management Group. He has presented at several National and State level trade shows and conventions and has also authored numerous articles in trade publications. Mr. Wade is a graduate of Chowan College and was named to the Editorial Advisory Board of Self Storage Now! magazine in 2006. He holds numerous FINRA certifications and a Commonwealth of Virginia Real Estate and Property & Casualty Insurance license.

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  Matthew DePrato - Marketing Manager

Mr. DePrato is responsible for the development of all advertising and marketing materials including idea generation, website layout and development, graphic design, and printing. He is also responsible for all marketing research activities. He has 5 years experience in the self storage industry and has been involved with the acquisition, development, and management of numerous projects and facilities. Mr. DePrato holds an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College.

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  Lisa Spong - Director of Administrative Support

Ms. Spong is responsible for insurance administration and assists in the customer service, web design, and marketing efforts. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Ms. Spong is certified in elementary education. She has 3 years experience as an elementary teacher, 2 years experience in self storage management, and 5 years insurance experience at American Insurance Administrators, Mechanicsburg, PA.

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John McGreevy - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McGreevy is a Partner, Board Member, and CEO of PFG Capital. Mr. McGreevy is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration and was a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. McGreevy was President of PFG Capital from its inception in 1986 until 1998, at which time he became Chief Executive Officer. In addition, he is active in other business ventures, such as being former President and Co-Founder of Joyner SportsMedicine Institute, Inc., a provider of outpatient physical therapy services which he lead through several years of substantial growth and subsequent sale to a publicly held company.

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Robert Szeyller - Principal

Mr. Szeyller is a Partner, Board Member, and Co-Founder of PFG Capital. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in Business Management. He holds an M.S. degree in Financial Services from the American College and has received his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) & Chartered Financial Consultant (CFC) designations. He is the retired Chairman Emeritus and founder of ARIS Corporation of America, an investment management firm with over one billion dollars under management. He also is the retired founder of Pennsylvania Financial Group, headquartered in State College, PA, one of the largest privately owned insurance and securities marketing firms. Mr. Szeyller also serves on various corporate and non-profit boards.

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  Kyle Frinzi - Director of Client Development

Many of our Client's managers know Kyle as he is devoted to on-site and follow-up training and customer service for store managers. Kyle has been with our group for over 15 years, previously serving in accounting, human resources and management positions. Kyle's dual "gift of gab" and accounting background make him uniquely qualified in the Customer Care role. An avid sports fan (especially the Steelers) and skilled volleyball player, he is a graduate of Mansfield University and is a licensed property & casualty insurance agent. Prior to joining storsmart insurance, Mr. Frinzi was a staff accountant in the property management department of Bennett Williams Realty, Inc., a large real estate management and brokerage firm located in York, PA.

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  Damon Emerson - Regional Sales Director

Mr. Emerson has an extensive background with over 16 years experience in Sales, Customer Service and Training. He was previously the head of sales for the U-Store-It Network where he created the sales platform and training along with being responsible for its growth. He helped to create a program for U-Store-It to offer their National Sales Center to Network Members while also creating the training program. He has presented and ran exhibits at several National and State level conventions and trade shows.

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  Todd Levy - National Sales Advisor

Todd has served the self-storage industry for over thirteen years through his positions in sales at DBCI and Janus International. His most recent position was with Storage Structures, Inc., where he was a Principal in the company and held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager. Todd is very supportive of the state self-storage associations and is a co-founder of the Latin America Self Storage Association. He currently holds the position of Vice President of the Tennessee Self Storage Association.

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  Chuck Stringham - National Client Development Specialist

Chuck has over 17 years experience in sales, marketing, and customer service. He was previously a regional sales rep for Extra Space Storage with the development and acquisitions department where he helped promote the 3rd party management program. Prior to that he worked with Simply Self Storage as a regional marketing manager where he helped create branding and Internet marketing strategies for the company nationwide. In additional to his insurance and self storage knowledge Chuck has expertise in brand marketing, internet advertising, web site design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Internet PPC campaigns. Chuck is a graduate of American International College with a B.S.B.A. in Marketing.

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  Bethany Grignano - Office Administrator

Ms. Grignano is responsible for the company's office management, customer service, supporting the President and Vice President; as well as all other employees, and assists in the company's marketing efforts. She received her Associate Degree from Consolidated School of Business for Computerized Office Management, and has two years of receptionist experience.

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  Eric Henderson - Sales Director

Eric has an extensive background in the self storage and construction industries. He previously was Sales manager for Kiwi II Construction, a well-known manufacturer and installer of self storage buildings. Prior to that he was Sales manager for Janus International and US Door & Building Components self storage roll up door manufacturers. Eric holds both Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance licenses.

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  Deron Weibley - National Client Development Specialist

Mr. Weibley is responsible for customer training and customer service, as well as administrative tasks involved with the Storsmart program. Mr. Weibley joined PFG Capital in the latter part of 2011. Prior to joining PFG Capital, Mr. Weibley was General Manager for Emmer Inc. and Assistant General Manager for the Friendly's Corporation, where he focused on maximizing profits, human resources, and quality control. He is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Philosophy.

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  Renee Frey - Sales and Administrative Coordinator

Renee is our Sales and Administrative Coordinator. Ms. Frey maintains customer relationships for Storsmart Insurance and is responsible for creating the marketing, sales and promotional materials. Renee has a solid background in administrative work and is currently in the process of completing her degree in Business Administration..

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  Brandon Snyder - Regional Sales Director

Brandon Snyder has been in the customer care business for six years. Mr. Snyder has a background as a life and health insurance agent and experience in IT business services. Brandon is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied health and human services. Soon after college Mr. Snyder obtained his insurance license. Brandon enjoys playing or watching almost any competitive sport and meeting new people.

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  Benjamin Riehm - Regional Sales Director

Ben has served the self-storage industry for many years and has an extensive background in and knowledge of the building trades. He was previously the award winning Northwest Sales Manager for Janus International, a premier manufacturer of door and hallway systems for self-storage buildings. Ben is a member of the Board of Directors at the Washington State Self-Storage Association. He has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and meetings. Ben also served our country for 12 years with the United States Marine Corps. Ben is a graduate of Washington State University. Benjamin is the Regional Sales Director for the Northwest region. Feel free to contact him for more information on storsmart insurance.

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  Patty Santiago - Service Program Coordinator

Ms. Santiago is responsible for Administrative and Customer Support of StorSmart Insurance clients. Previously, she had five years experience managing a group of self storage facilities which has aided her success in building client relationships and exceeding customer expectations. Prior to that, Ms. Santiago had been in the real estate title industry for over fifteen years. She is also responsible for all company mailing activities.

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  Tyler Schnetzka - Controller

Tyler is the Controller for Storsmart and PFG Capital. He is a graduate of York College and is currently in the process of obtaining his CPA license. Tyler has worked in Public Accounting for 5 years. Tyler enjoys golfing, the outdoors and spending time with his family.

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  Crystal Holland - Office Administrator

Ms. Holland is our Office Administrator. She was an Assistant Property Manager and Facilities Manager for five years before moving on to real estate. She worked with a national real estate company in Ocean City Maryland as a realtor and was the Team Coordinator there for six years before moving to their Lancaster office. There she worked in the accounting department and assisted the president of the company. In addition to her office responsibilities, Ms. Holland also assists with mailing activities of StorSmart and PFG Capital.

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  Stacey Koller - Customer Support

Stacey has over 5 years insurance experience, first as a project coordinator and claims associate with Lincoln General Insurance Co. and also as an insurance producer with State Farm Insurance. She holds both Property & Casualty and Life, Health & Accident Producer's licenses. She recently worked as a billing and insurance specialist in the medical field and possesses medical billing and coding certification. In additional to her insurance background, she is also a licensed cosmetologist.

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  Travis Amon - Assistant Controller

Travis started with our company in 2012 as our Staff Accountant. He holds a B.S. in accounting from Penn State. Travis is responsible for all accounting, employee HR functions, and special project analysis. Travis has a diverse background including shipping freight, automobile sales and service, and residential home heating services. A dedicated family man and proud new father, Travis is also the Treasurer and avid player of the Donegal Area Church Softball League and loves to be outdoors in warm weather.

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  Julie Shoemaker - Customer Relationship Manager

Julie holds the position of Customer Relationship Manager where she is responsible for all licensing regulations and compliance activities. Her responsibilities help shorten the licensing cycle time and improve the overall customer experience. She has an insurance, medical administration and systems background. Julie was Project Manager for a subsidiary of Highmark Blue Shield, a major health insurer for five years. In addition to her full time position with StorSmart, Julie also serves as a Key Communicator for the Superintendent of York Suburban School District and on the Parent Advisory Council.

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  Kelli Livelsberger - Success Specialist

Kelli Livelsberger is our Success Specialist. Kelli works as a liason between self storage facility owners, managers and our sales team to help reach their insured tenant goals. Kelli has 15 years of customer service experience, which makes her a valuable asset to the Storsmart team. In her spare time, Kelli enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, as well as appreciating the great outdoors.

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  Roxanne King - Service Program Specialist

Roxanne is our Service Program Specialist which involves issuing and tracking insurance policies and certificates. Before joining StorSmart Insurance, Ms. King worked at a non-profit organization for the seventeen years as the Shelter and Transitional Housing Director. She is a graduate of William Penn High School and York Technical Institute.

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  Kelly Mackley - Licensing Specialist

Kelly is our Licensing Specialist. She is responsible for assisting clients through the licensing process in an effort to shorten the licensing cycle and improve overall customer service. Ms. Mackley graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication where she was very involved in student groups. She served as Vice President of the Penn State York Lion Ambassadors and was a member of THON ? the largest student-run philanthropy in the world - which raises funds for the fight against pediatric cancer. She also has seven years of customer service experience through both retail sales as well as the financial industry and is licensed as a Pennsylvania State Notary.

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  John Kunkel - Client Development Specialist

Mr. Kunkel has over 15 years of experience in Management, Sales and Customer service. Prior to joining the StorSmart team, he was the Regional Director for Capital Self Storage, a large self-storage portfolio, where he was responsible for facility report analysis, direct customer service and all Staff Personnel. After being trained on StorSmart Insurance in 2011, he was motivated by his own success in the program to become our newest Client Development Specialist in order to help others achieve the same success. Mr. Kunkel is a graduate of Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Accounting.

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Weston Cooper - Regional Sales Manager

Weston has experience in sales, business operations and the self-storage industry. Recently he worked for Storage.com as the Sales Center Director overseeing the sales efforts of their call center. Mr. Cooper received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Omaha. Weston was the captain of his college baseball team, the Mavericks. As a senior, Mr. Cooper helped lead the Mavericks into regional playoffs for the Division 2 College World Series Tournament. He enjoys being outdoors, sports, and hunting in his free time.

Weston is the Sales Director for the Midwest Region. Feel free to contact him for more information on property first group lp.

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