Meet the States Self Storage Management Co, LLC team!

James B. O'Malley

President - O'Malley Development, LLC

James O'Malley has been a real estate broker since 1987 and in residential and commercial development since graduating from Valparaiso University with a BS degree in Construction Promotions in 1990. Early on, James worked for his father's real estate development company building new residential subdivisions, homes and acting as real estate broker in addition to managing and leasing commercial properties owned by his father.

In 1993 to 1997, James worked for the Nation's largest home builder, Pulte Homes in as Land Development Project Administrator purchasing and developing new subdivisions for the company.

In 1998, James was the Broker/Owner of Re/Max Home Team in Franklin, WI with 12 agents and in 2000 sold the company to his partner to become a Commercial Broker with Grubb & Ellis in Milwaukee, WI for 3 more years.

O'Malley Development, LLC was established in 1997 as an apartment and residential subdivision development company. Over the past 16 years, James has developed and sold a half a dozen subdivisions, an apartment project, several self storage properties and is currently developing in North Carolina a new 216 unit apartment project and a 12 acre commercial site. In Wisconsin, James is under development with several self storage projects as developer and Management Company.

James is actively involved with Wisconsin's Builders Association and with CARW (Commercial Association of Realtors in Wisconsin). James resides in a suburb of Milwaukee County, WI with his wife and 2 kids.

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Holly Drake-Blankenmeyer

States Self Storage Management Co, LLC - Controller

Holly Drake-Blankenmeyer graduated magna cum laude with a double major in accounting and business management from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

She wears many hats at States Self Storage Management Co, LLC, including I.T., H.R., marketing manager, purchasing and facility auditor. Prior to joining the States Self Storage family, she managed a family owned electrical contracting company and was controller for 2 other Milwaukee area electrical contractors.

In her spare time she enjoys following the Brewers, Packers, Badgers and the Vanderbilt Commodores. She also loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends.

Matt Baker

States Self Storage Management Co, LLC Wisconsin - Regional Manager

Matt Baker graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Northern Arizona University in 2001. He has been involved in the self storage industry for 7 years and has been with States Self Storage since its inception in 2013. During his self storage management career, his facility has seen robust growth and has been acknowledged by the Moore County Chamber as an "Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist." He enjoys assisting customers with all their moving and storage needs. When not at the office, you can find him spending time with his family, travelling, and enjoying live music.

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Laurie Buse

Facility manager of Aberdeen NC Self Storage

Laurie Buse is the facility manager at Aberdeen NC Self Storage-Penske Rentals. She applies expert knowledge, and years of experience to help clients solve their storage needs. Before joining the Aberdeen NC Self Storage team, she worked in a diverse range of fields including property and retail management, OTR professional driver and logistics manager. She recently completed the requirements to become a notary public. Laurie prides herself on good customer service while tailoring to each tenant’s specific storage requirements. During your visit at Aberdeen NC Self Storage, you can expect to walk away knowing your moving and storage needs have been met. On her time off, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing and boating, gardening and restoring her motorcycle.

Maria Struebing

Facility Manager of WI Self Storage Appleton LLC

Maria Struebing is the Facility Manager at WI Self Storage Appleton LLC. She applies years of customer service experience to help customers find the storage unit that will fit their needs and rents them the Penske truck that will help to move their belongings. She takes the time to listen to the customer to make sure she can help solve their storage and moving problem. On her time off, Maria enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching the Packers, traveling, and photography.

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