Gail Heil: VP, Philanthropy
Gail Heil owner and co-founder of a Wellness Spa in North Dakota. Gail quickly became known in the community for her devotion to bettering the lives of others. For over 30 years she provided healthy lifestyle programs, education and inspiration guiding others in rebuilding their lives.
Gail and Dave W, COO's marriage, partnership, and passion for life has brought our paired talents, and desires to design and build custom built homes. Our performance driven, hands on, and focused leadership with attention to business development brings years of experience to the State Storage Group family.
Nolan Langeland: Business Development
Nolan was raised in a family business learning high-end painting and restoration from his father. Nolan learned and managed projects in as a second-generation contractor. Nolan worked in the commercial and residential restoration industry perfecting presentation.
He leads with ethics in business dealings from the years of learned legacy in his family’s small business.
Nolan started working with SSG in 2016. His role plays a part in the growth and development of the culture at State Storage Group. He works at vetting out potential acquisitions. Mentoring new partners. As well as contributing to the social platform's content protecting the brand name and legacy.
Adam Webster: Equity Partner
Adam Webster is a Financial Advisor in Cleveland, Ohio. He has helped develop and manage our site in downtown Cleveland location. Adam joined SSG in late 2017 and has brought a wealth of experience.
In his prior career in the automotive industry, he was one of the tops in his field. He was recognized nationally for sales volume and customer service excellence. Adam has a degree in business administration. He has a life & health insurance license as well as FINRA series 6, series 63 & series 7 securities licenses.
He is a leader, husband, father of 2, and a published author.
Mike Thomas: Equity Partner
Mike has a marketing degree from the University of Minnesota with 9 years of executive sales experience in health care and life sciences industries.
Late 2017 Mike joined SSG on his first site in Green Bay WI.
Mike has also partnered with DDG investments in AC Hero with a surplus of working capital to continue to build the SSG team's legacy.
Mike is a silent destroyer of tasks. He has averaged 98% occupancy on anything he is touched in the last 2 years. Team player and continues to push the bar on automation to exchange customer experience.
Jayson Cruse: Equity Partner
Jayson has 16 years of frontline experience owning and operating a successful tech startup. Tech Source, a technology sales company, started as a second income source and has grown to over a million in sales annually. In 2017 Jayson and his wife Patsy formed JP Property Group, a real estate investment company focused on short term vacation rentals in Florida and commercial property investments nationwide.
Jayson is now using his property acquisition and commercial development experience to expand State Storage Group into one of the fastest-growing self-storage companies in the nation.
Carl Gentile: Equity Partner
With a natural passion for entrepreneurship, Carl Gentile has always presented himself as both a leader and an innovator. Through a unique combination of skills, experiences, and a diverse network of professionals he has built a reputation of passion and enthusiasm. From his first business designing products and bringing to mass retail, to establishing a top real estate team in South Florida, Carl pours his heart and soul into every project he encounters.
Carl is ranked within the top 1% of real estate agents in Florida the path which he encountered SSG and within a short 3 months became an equity partner.
Carl was born and raised on the outskirts of Boston, MA where he attended college at Endicott College and gained a degree in Sports Medicine. He now currently resides in Jupiter, FL.
Matt and Rachel Brummer: Equity Partners
Matt and Rachel Brummer are entrepreneurs who have an extensive background in business development, sales, and management. Matt has over 12 years of industrial automation expertise and is also experienced in residential construction and commercial road construction. Rachel has 12+ years of professional sales and management experience with several market-leading SAAS companies.
John J. Henry III: Equity Partner
John Henry is a licensed RE agent in the state of MN and represents SSG in the acquisition of properties around the US as well as an equity partner in multiple sites around the country.
Prior to SSG John had a successful career in the direct sale business until he decided to move on to something bigger and more rewarding to build his family's legacy. John reached out to Dave Jr, to set up a meeting, and the rest became history, by acquiring 3 locations in under 6 months.
John is married to his beautiful wife, Dana, and together they have 5 children. Currently, they reside in Shorewood MN.
Luke Doubler: Equity Partner
Luke Doubler is a business leader, blogger, keynote speaker, and corporate trainer. After a decade and a half of experience recruiting and leading corporate recruiting teams at Target, Cargill, and Schwan’s, he founded the Minneapolis based recruiting firm www.recruitercentral.io in 2017.
Other business he currently leads, founded or co-founded include www.realfoodrn.com, www.hireme.tt and www.ellieandherchickens.com
Luke joined SSG in 2018. He has his B.A. from St. John’s University and together with his wife Kate, live in Deephaven with 4 amazing children.
Austin Good: Equity Partner
Austin studied Business at Texas Tech before entering the real estate industry in 2009. Joining forces with his brother, Nick, “The Good Home Team” was born. The team quickly found success through its heavy focus on systems and accountability. Through these efforts, The Good Home Team became one of the fastest-growing teams in the DFW market and now closes over $50MM in real estate transactions every year.
Austin and his team have an entrepreneurial spirit and real estate acumen honed by working in a fast-moving marketplace. With experience gained throughout the real estate cycle, they understand how decisions made today affect the value of investments tomorrow. Austin has now bought and sold over 1000 properties and owns over $40MM dollars in real estate assets with an additional $40MM of real estate currently in various stages of constructionand development. While having a strong emphasis on traditional single and multi-family, his experience is broad-based, including land, retail, mixed-use housing, and office buildings.
In addition, Austin is also involved with other investment ventures, most notably being a partner at State Storage Group one of the top 100 self-storage operators in the US.
Nick Good: Equity Partner
Nick Good entered the real estate industry in 2005. Joining forces with his brother, Austin Good, in 2009 they took the DFW market by storm. Largely inspired by the Gary Keller book, Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Nick built a solid foundation for the business based on systems and accountability. Over his career, Nick has focused on hiring and developing leadership talent as well as implementing cycle-appropriate strategies to stay ahead of the competition. Through these efforts 'The Good Home Team' became one of the fastest-growing real estate teams in the DFW market and now closes over $50MM in real estate transactions every year.
Alongside managing 'The Good Home Team' Nick now takes this winning formula for building a dominant business and speaks on national Real Estate podcasts, in-person workshops and provides one on one coaching sessions. He spends his time providing easy to implement ideas and proven concepts that apply to today's shifting real estate industry.
Greg Rise: Equity Partner
Greg Rise is a midwest equity owner in the State Storage Group.
Greg is an accomplished Principal Electrical Engineer for a prominent medical device company. Greg Rise designs build and test products that save people's lives. Greg Rise has worked on implantable neurostimulators, pacemakers, defibrillators, LVDs and portable ventilators.
Greg’s technology and engineering background have brought in many new techniques to optimize operation and automation nationwide.
When not working Greg enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Chase Howard: Equity Partner
Result-oriented and naturally persuasive business professional with a strong record of success in sales, leadership, organizational and communication skills. Chase Howard’s early career was with AT&T where he quickly became one of North Texas top salesmen for 6 years running. He received recognition for overall performance in North Texas market for quality metrics, #1 on numerous occasions. Thereafter, he spent 6 years in the oilfield with MS Energy Services, is one of only a few Lead Engineers that could effectively run all components and tool platforms the company provided. The company quickly recognized the fast adaptability and put him in a leadership role. In 2015 after having numerous Real Estate acquisitions transacted, he went full time and has since built multiple successful Real Estate investment companies with varying strategies. Chase collectively owns and manages around 100 rentals and has produced over 160 other profitably notable real estate transactions. There is no task greater than his will to overcome it.
Chase Lives in Burleson Tx and has 3 kids and a wife.
Rolando Maytin: Equity Partner
Rolando (Rolls) has a masters degree in Electrical Engineering with 8 years supporting the United States Military protect our nation.
In April 2019 Rolls joined the SSG team in Florida, bringing hard work, enthusiasm and extensive troubleshooting and repair ability.
Rolls currently resides in Palm City and Florida. He spends his time off with family and friends and the outdoors.
Alex Yates: VP, Systems and Technology
Alex Yates (MSci ARCS) is a Director with ANG Development Group and The Good Home Team.
He graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters degree in Physics. Beginning his career in Strategy Consulting with Oliver Wyman Financial Services, Alex worked with many companies throughout Europe to design and engineer complex systems and processes to meet the ever-changing demands of the modern financial services industry.
Joining forces with the Good brothers in 2012 he helped build a dominant real estate company that now covers investment, development & construction alongside traditional real estate services. He now focuses his time on the strategic and operational aspects of systems, technology, management, and change.
Alex Klinke: Southern District Manager
Alex Klinke attended Amarillo College where he earned an Associates of Applied Science in Real Estate Studies before attending Marylhurst University earning a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration both in Real Estate Studies. He began his career in multifamily management. As a manager and supervisor of over 2,000 apartment units, Alex learned valuable lessons about management, leasing, budgeting and team building. During this time he was named manager of the year by his local Apartment Association as well as achieving designations certifying him as a manager as well as a supervisor. His experience was varied greatly having managed high end as well as distressed properties and sizes ranging from 100 units to 500 units as well as multiple sites.
Alex entered self-storage as a Regional Manager where he has maintained that role to the present day. His career portfolio consists of over 4,000 units and spans Texas, New Mexico, Florida, and Louisiana. During this time he has continued to hone his skills especially in the areas of marketing and technology. Always a believer in staying on the cutting edge, he perpetually strives for new and improved technological advances and streamlined workflow. Consistently striving to create an environment that cultivates employee mindset away from the hourly wage and into the arena of maximum potential, several previous employees under his watch have gone on to their own successes in various levels of management. Ever a believer that employees come first, Alex has shown an ability to get the most out of those around him.
Sandra Miller: Midwest Collections/
Sandy has over 30 years of experience coming from the financial operation divisions at 3M international. She handled executive account receivables nationwide. During those years she sharpened her passion for customer service and negotiation skills. 2015 State Storage Group was lucky enough to find Sandy on our first location in Houlton WI. She was the first our client before becoming such an important team player as she is today.
Since then we quickly built a relationship to where now today she is overseeing account receivable and account processing for 7 locations nationwide. Sandy assisted us build the first 5 locations by helping us build good client relationships nationwide but still being firm enough to maintain the company’s integrity and strength in operation. She has been with us since location 1 and 45,000 Sq ft to now today over 2 million sq ft being developed nationwide.
Sandy lives in Stillwater MN and enjoys helping the animal-human society in her past time. “Working with our clients to understand their needs and continuing to build relationships is so important as we grow"
Brett comes to State Storage after serving in the United States Navy from 1999 to 2009. His veteran background brings in his management skills, work ethics and true pride of presentation on all our South Florida locations.
Brett also has a technical background In automotive repair and restoration which enables him to troubleshoot problems fast for our clients and ensures we keep our customer service second to none.
He is a friendly and very outgoing leader. He does what it takes to keep and protect our asset value, so we can serve for decades.
If you're lucky enough to cross paths at one of our locations he will leave you better than he found you, a true builder of relationships.