“Growing Positive Opportunities” is much more than just our motto. Our team composed and adopted this phrase as its core purpose. We believe it embodies everything we do. Each team member was handpicked for their excellence in skill and cultural fit. Learn more about what makes us great.

STEVE LUCAS

CEO & MANAGING PARTNER

My journey at The Storage Group began in 2013 as the Director of Sales.  Two years later I took on the Chief Operating Officer position and became a partner in 2018. Before the entrepreneurial spirit got the best of me, I studied Accounting at the University of Central Florida in 1980 and 1981.  Business success comes from leveraged risks, guts, and failures.  That has been my professional coach throughout my successful and blessed career.

Coming from a career in construction and bootstrapping companies, the transition to storage and specifically an emerging gem called The Storage Group was an exciting challenge for which I am eternally grateful. My hidden talent and superpower is the ability to acquire knowledge and skills through research and self-educating. The result has been, “So far, So good!”

JILL BAKER

DIRECTOR OF SALES / ADA TEAM MEMBER / EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBER

With almost 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and asset management, Jill’s focus on customer satisfaction and retention have branded her as a client favorite. She joined The Storage Group in 2014 and has worked with hundreds of self storage facilities to meet their unique marketing needs. Her passion is to make certain each customer’s challenges are solved with integrity and consistent communication, at the right value.

DENEE BURNS

MARKETING SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT

Denee has a passion for educating facility owners on digital marketing solutions that work. Denee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from California State University at Fullerton. With years in the industry, Denee has traveled internationally learning about self storage across the globe. Denee takes great pride in utilizing her global knowledge of the industry to help facility owners be abundantly successful in all avenues.

LAUREN MANNARELLI

MARKETING MANAGER/COMMUNITY GIVING COORDINATOR

With more than 4 years of marketing experience, Lauren brings to The Storage Group a diverse background in digital marketing management for B2B and B2C sectors. Prior to joining The Storage Group, Lauren worked in the publishing industry, where she honed her skills for creating provoking content that drives engagement and lead generation. She specializes in employee onboarding and actualizing company vision with due diligence.

STEVIE HARRIS

SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER / EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBER

Stevie plays an integral role within The Storage Group, to date she currently manages all of the business relations for TSG, helping the company to grow and expand visibility within the industry. Stevie also serves as an advisory member for the Executive Team where she aids in providing non-binding strategic advice and direction. Stevie is responsible for the development and implementation of key partnership acquisitions within the industry and formulating new alliances within TSG’s product line. Stevie is a member of the Young Leaders Group for the Self Storage Association and sits on the YLG Education Committee. Outside of work, she can be found spending quality time with her husband and rescue pup.

DENISE LUCAS

CLIENT SUPPORT MANAGER

Denise manages the Support team to expedite customer requests and provide excellent customer service to all The Storage Group’s client. With over 20 years in customer relations and management from a previously owned construction company, Denise has the expertise to streamline customer request in a timely fashion, getting our clients the responses they need quickly. Denise is most proud of her marriage of over 30 years and her two adult children. When not working, she can be found hiking with her dogs and traveling, and her dream is to one day own her own nonprofit pet rescue.

PAUL BOWERS

DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT/ EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBER

Paul leads the engineering and production teams and has been with us since 2012. As a former start-up owner, visual-journalist, designer and SaaS developer, he has worked with the likes of NBC, McGraw Hill and Merlin Entertainment and now draws on these experiences to provide complete product solutions. Outside of work hours, Paul can be found playing guitar, coding for fun or pursuing more creative endeavors.

JODY MANN

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT DIGITAL MARKETING  / COMMUNITY GIVING COORDINATOR / EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBER

Jody joined TSG in 2015 and currently leads our Search Marketing team. She has a bachelor’s in Marketing from UCF and has expertise in SEO, PPC. social media, web design & development. Jody began working in SEM in 2011 and has worked within the storage industry since 2013. She attended Search Marketing Expo in 2016 and DigitalSummit in 2018. In her spare time, Jody enjoys writing, music and the outdoors.

JENNIFER WINSTON

SEARCH MARKETING MANAGER

Jennifer has been with the Search Marketing team for over three years now. She also spent two years in a previous marketing position within self storage, giving her an ample amount of knowledge of in the industry. Jennifer received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, a Services Marketing Certificate and a Full Stack Web Development Certificate from the University of Central Florida. She also holds a Google Analytics Certification. Jennifer enjoys being on the water, making recipes, and playing with her dog.

JASON BARRETO

PAID SEARCH SPECIALIST

Jason Barreto is the Paid Search Specialist at The Storage Group where he provides expert solutions and results for clients using Google Ads and Pay-Per-Click advertising. Jason takes great pride in using his knowledge within the self storage industry as well as internet marketing to help clients achieve their goals. He has his Google Search Ads certification. When not driving results for clients, Jason can be found making magic in the kitchen or hiking and camping wherever there’s a trail.

LYNN LLOYD

LOCAL LISTINGS SPECIALIST

Lynn has been with TSG for over three years. Lynn brings over 30 years of customer experience to The Storage Group team. Including an office manager for an internationally traded paper company and as a custom graphic designer for a thriving company. This combined with other experience helps Lynn in setting up and maintaining local listings to attract new business. Outside of work, Lynn likes to work with her hands and her creativity. She is especially proud of the tiny home that she and her husband built together.  

KATIE BHIMJEE

SEARCH MARKETING SPECIALIST

Katie is a member of TSG’s talented search marketing department, where she assists with SEO and social media. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University, where she was Valedictorian of her graduating class. Katie is certified in Google Analytics and Google My Business. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, visiting the area’s theme parks, and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

IAN HART

SEARCH MARKETING SPECIALIST

Ian is currently a member of TSG’s search marketing team as a Search Engine Specialist. He began his career in digital marketing in 2014 at a startup where he built the website and funneled traffic using SEO, Google Ad-Words and Facebook Ads. Ian continues to stay up to date on the latest SEO practices and trends. When not on the computer at work he enjoys going to the climbing gym and getting caught up on the newest tv shows.

KEVIN CALIM

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Kevin works as the Production Manager for The Storage Group, currently Kevin helps lead the production team, helping to ensure efficiency and accuracy with all deliverables from production. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Business from The University of Central Florida and has been in the customer service industry for over 15 years years and enjoys the interaction with customers and making sure they feel welcome at TSG. When he isn’t working, you will find him exploring Disney with his wife and 3 kids.

BRAD HERNANDEZ

CHIEF ENGINEER

For the past 15 years, Brad has used his programming and troubleshooting knowledge as a Developer to enhance website and web app usability at a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations. He is an expert at all sorts of skills such as Troubleshooting, Project Management, Serverside Troubleshooting, API integrations, WordPress Customization and a myriad of other talents. Brad has a Bachelors degree in Digital Art & Design from Full Sail University. When he is not working, he is enjoying one of the many beaches around Central Florida.

MARIANA BERMUDEZ

ENGINEER

Mariana is a Computer Engineer. For over 5 years, Mariana has used her programming, database management, and coding skills with a variety of organizations in Venezuela and Panama. She created new systems in HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, JQuery, C #, JAVA, and SQL, utilizing responsive technologies. When she is not working, Mariana is enjoying time with her family throughout the state of Florida.

MICHAEL CUMMINS

ENGINEER

Michael is a Software Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. For the last seven years Michael worked in the e-commerce industry where he developed Checkout and Point of Sale systems. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and working on his own open source software. As a new member to the team Michael is excited to be joining the storage industry.

KERRI-ANN BATES

DEVELOPER

Kerri-Ann is a web developer for The Storage Group. Kerri-Ann assists the production team with website builds and responsiveness. Kerri-Ann holds an associate’s degree in computer programming with a specialization in web development. When she’s not working on improving her web development skills, Kerri-Ann enjoys playing in recreational soccer leagues, spending time with her family, and playing video games.

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LEO PORTILLO

FRONT END AND PHP DEVELOPER

Leo recently joined the team as a Frontend and PHP Developer for The Storage Group. He has 6 years of experience creating custom websites and developing web tools in Costa Rica and the US. He has a Bachelors’s degree in Computer Science. When he isn’t working, Leo enjoys spending time with his family, trying new food and watching sports.

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Nigel Hathaway

NIGEL HATCHER

CLIENT LIAISON

Nigel has been our client liaison since 2018. With years of client communication experience in multiple industries including Web Development and Marketing, Nigel is a whiz at solving complex issues or looking for ways to better processes. He takes pride in providing clients with an awesome experience & making sure their needs are met. In his spare time, he enjoys making great music, spending time with family, friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

JENNI BOWERS

PRODUCTION & QA SPECIALIST

Jenni brings 10+ years of marketing, design, writing, and content development experience to the TSG family. In previous roles as Marketing Director for the WSBA, Creative Director of a start-up, Art Director of lifestyle magazines on each coast, and founder of a community-based, non-profit arts organization, Jenni has honed her skills to serve varied audiences. Away from work, Jenni spends time with family and indulges in all things creative.

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JOYCE HANKS

MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES & ACCOUNTING

Joyce is the  HR and Accounting Manager. She has worked in this position since 2012. Joyce has a degree in Finance from the University of Alabama and has worked the last 30 years in the banking, staffing and now the online marketing industry. The most important thing about this position is to provide accurate accounting services to our clients, a supportive HR environment to our staff and to maintain the integrity of our internal accounting and payroll functions.

VALERIE ANGELICO

SALES SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Valerie joined the sales team in July of 2017 and assists the sales team to ensure a seamless customer experience for all our clients. Valerie currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Outside of work, Valerie enjoys spending time with her two daughters fishing, hiking, exploring, or anything in the great outdoors.

LAURA GATTIS

MARKETING SPECIALIST

Laura joined the team as a marketing specialist, where she assists with social media, written communication, and marketing campaigns. Laura has a bachelor’s in journalism and a master’s degree in media innovation from the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to joining TSG, Laura had experience in higher education and manufacturing marketing. When she isn’t working, she can be found playing musical instruments or at the gym.

MARLENE COTTO

CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGER

Marlene has been with The Storage Group for over two years now. Currently, Marlene is the Client Success Manager here at TSG. She takes great pride in finding helpful, effective and new ways to facilitate problem-solving for clients, making day-to-day operations for our clients steamless. Marlene has an education in psychology and relishes on constructive thinking, surpassing expectations, and building long-term relationships with our clients. If she could have any superpower it would be speed, so she can have more hours in the day to enjoy life.

JIM BECKER

CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Jim recently joined The Storage Group as a Client Support Specialist. Jim has a degree in Electronic Engineering. He has been in the customer service industry for Diagnostic Medical Devices for over 20 years as either a Frontline Technical Support Specialist or as a Manager, Customer Service Center (Dispatch). In each role, Jim has supported both external and internal customers to ensure the success of the organization. When not working, Jim can be found riding his Harley and tasting the array of craft beers found in his home state of North Carolina (not at the same time)!

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