Our Management Team
Ben Vestal | CEO
In the last 20 years Mr. Ben Vestal has been involved with the management, development, construction and brokerage of commercial real estate properties. As the CEO of Argus, Ben is responsible for the management and overall operation of the company. He has personally been involved in over a billion dollars in self storage transactions and is frequently asked to share his specialized expertise at self storage conventions around the United States.
Korey Hanson | President
As the President of Argus, Mr. Korey Hanson is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the management company and all 100+ managed storage facilities. Korey has been a part of this company since it began in 2012. He works closely with his district managers and other corporate level employees to ensure maximum efficiency of day to day operations. While remaining active in new management acquisitions and maintaining client relations. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Self Storage Association. In the company, Korey started out as an Area Manager quickly working his way up to Director of Operations and eventually to President. Gaining experience in all areas of self storage allowed Korey to see how development, operations, marketing, accounting and finance all work together to create a business.
Amy Hitchingham | Exec Vice President
Amy Hitchingham has over 15 years of experience in the self-storage industry. She joined the Argus Self Storage Sales Network in 2002 and served as the company's Director of Marketing and Operations before becoming Vice President in 2006. Amy has been a Principal of Argus Professional Storage Management since 2012. She holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado where she was a member of the Sigma Iota Epsilon honors fraternity and received Dean's List honors throughout her tenure. Amy has experience in the advertising and marketing fields and has worked in various industries including commercial building, healthcare and business-to- business advertising. With extensive experience in the self-storage industry, Amy has specialized expertise in marketing this unique property type. She is responsible for all of the marketing and operations functions of the Argus Network.
Jason Farlee | Director of Capital Improvements
Jason Farlee joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in 2017 and serves as the company’s Director of Capital Improvements. He works with the management team to address the capital improvement needs of all client properties. From routine maintenance to major property renovations, Jason strives to ensure that all of APSM’s managed facilities are maintained at the highest level possible.
Prior to joining APSM, Jason worked as a Parent Aide Coordinator for Aviva Children’s Services where he acquired valuable skills in the management of programs and personnel. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps out of High School, he earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona.
Jason enjoys spending time with his family and friends when he’s not at work. On weekends he can be found fishing, hunting, or working around the house.
Marketing & Advertising
Alexander Chambers | Marketing Director
Alexander Chambers joined Argus Professional Storage Management as a Marketing Coordinator in 2015. He currently oversees APSM’s Marketing Department and serves as its Marketing Director. Alexander is skilled in design and creates logos and print/online ads for APSM’s sites. He manages Google Adwords campaigns and works with our web companies on developing and maintaining all of APSM’s websites. All advertising and related items for the company go through Alexander.
Before joining the self storage industry, Alexander worked in the automotive sector, both in a new car dealership and aftermarket parts manufacturing. In addition to his 7 years of marketing and reputation management experience, Alexander is a BSA Explorer Scouting Volunteer and restores classic cars. He is an Arizona native and University of Arizona Alumni.
Justin Wells | Marketing Coordinator
Justin Wells joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in 2018 and serves as the company’s Marketing Coordinator. He assists APSM’s marketing director, regional managers and district managers with advertising/marketing related duties. Justin is responsible for the entire company’s social media marketing as well as updating of websites, managing of online aggregators, reputation management by monitoring and responding to online customer reviews and various other Internet Marketing efforts. He is also in charge of ordering promotional items for all of APSM’s sites.
Prior to joining APSM, He attended the University of Arizona, he continually takes various sales classes and workshops always continuing to learn and grow. Justin worked for Edgewater Financial Services as a collections team lead/specialists, contracted by the Department of Education for the collections of student loans, he was consistently in the top 5 collectors each month.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys basketball, golf, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and family/friends. He loves to learn new things and is always interested in self-improvement.
Jacqueline Siliezar | Human Resources Director
Jacqueline Siliezar joined the Argus Professional Management Team in early 2017 and is one of the company’s Accounting Administrators. Jacqueline Human Resource duties including payroll functions and the on-boarding of new employees.
When Jacqueline is not interacting with the APSM team, she loves being a Mommy to her beautiful Princess. Family time and creating memories is one of her favorite activities.
Sharie Tweedy | Human Resources Specialists
Sharie Tweedy has been in the self storage industry since 1992, starting out as a Site Manager and was promoted to the corporate office at Professional Self Storage Management in 2004 to work in Accounting and Human Resources. She has been a part of Argus Professional Storage Management since its inception and currently serves as the company’s Lead Human Resources Associate. Sharie is responsible for payroll, sales taxes, check cutting and reviewing financials, among other HR related duties.
Sharie enjoys crafts and spending time with grandchildren.
Nicole Quesnel | Accounting Controller
Nicole Quesnel joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in 2012 and now serves as the company’s Controller. She is responsible for overseeing the Accounting Department, all Financial Reporting, Budgeting and plays a major role in Client Relations. Nicole has over 23 years of experience in the accounting field and eight years in operations. She has worked in various industries including construction, healthcare, legal and the welding industry prior to exploring the self-storage industry. She has experience with job-costing, payroll, AR/AP, financial preparation and assisting in managing a plant facility. Nicole enjoys spending time with her dog, friends and D.I.Y. projects. She is an avid reader and involved in animal charities as well as volunteering at nursing homes.
Yvonne Horton | Accounting Manager
Yvonne joined Argus in August 2018. She is the newest member of the accounting team and recently moved here from Colorado. Yvonne is responsible for accounts payable, bank statements, weekly revenue importing, and other accounting related tasks. Yvonne has over 30 years of experience in accounting and has held many years in management. Outside of Argus, she enjoys lots of quality time with her grandchildren and all of the family.
Erica Aston | Accounting
Joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in 2018 and serves as the company’s Accounting Administrator. She is responsible for Accounting Projects, Accounts Payables, Bank Statements, Weekly Revenue Importing, and other Accounting related tasks. She also plays a key role in the on-boarding of new storage management accounts.
Prior to joining APSM Erica attended The University of Phoenix. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Beth Shafer | Accounting
Beth joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in February 2014 and serves as the company’s Accounting Administrator. She is responsible for Accounts Payables, Bank Statements, Weekly Revenue Importing, and other Accounting related tasks. She also plays a key role in the on-boarding of new management accounts. Prior to joining APSM, Beth studied at The University of Arizona, She has been a successful Real Estate Broker for the last 30 years. Beth plays a vital role in our company and is fabulous to have around the office.
When not in the office Beth is a proud mother of 2, she enjoys spending time with her 4 grandchildren and is a hardcore Greenbay Packers fan!
Sharon Brislin | Accounting Specialist
Joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in 2018 and serves as the company’s Accounting Administrator. She is responsible for Accounts Payable, Bank Statements, Weekly Revenue Importing, and other Accounting related tasks. She also plays a key role in the on-boarding of new storage management accounts.
Prior to joining APSM Sharon attended Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA. Sharon is an Accountant and has studied business management as well. Sharon is considered an Accounting/Payroll specialists and holds 30+ years of experience in her field. She enjoys long rides on her motorcycle, traveling, gardening and being around her children/grandchildren.
Cole Carosella | Analyst
Cole joined Argus in November of 2018 with 3 years experience in sales and marketing. Prior to joining Argus, he worked for 1 year at Trans-Western as an industrial broker on the Land and Industrial team. Before making the switch to real estate, Cole primarily worked in the food sector including CPG firms Boulder Brands and Atkins Nutritional's. These previous job experiences greatly benefited Cole in gaining valuable interpersonal and negotiating skills that have translated well into the real estate world. A Colorado local for 12 years, Cole has been in and around the market and is focused on putting his skills and attributes towards the self-storage markets.
Joe Razo | Regional Manager - TX, AR, OK, NM.
Joe Razo joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in 2008 and serves as the company’s Regional Manager covering all properties in TX, AR, OK & NM. In addition to supervising the day to day operations of 14 properties, he also helps oversee millions of dollars of capital expenditure projects over the last several years and continues to help the company in this capacity today.
Prior to joining APSM as a District Manager, Joe was a Site Manager for Professional Self Storage Management as well as another self-storage company in Dallas for 5 years. Before entering the self-storage industry, Joe worked 5 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and was a General Manager in the restaurant industry. Joe attended the University of North Texas studying Business Management.
Joe spends a lot of time on the road for business but when he is at home he enjoys spending time with his family.
Donna Lay | Regional Manager - AZ, CA, NV, WA.
Donna joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in 2012 and serves as the company’s AZ, CA, NV & WA Regional Manager. She is responsible for revenue enhancement, rental activity, expense control, pricing, market competition, property repairs and maintenance, budgeting, auditing, as well as tenant relations, and the hiring & training of Property Managers. She will assist with marketing initiatives, phone skills, and will suggest and implement methods to increase traffic and closing sales ratios for her Managers. She works closely with several of our clients keeping them informed of facility progress and budgets, as well as identifying any financial variations that clients would need to be aware of.
Prior to joining APSM, Donna worked as South Regional Manager with National REO and has experience in Asset Management, Foreclosures, Training, Regional Budgets, Expense Control, and Pricing Vendor Contracts. She has a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Business with a concentration in Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Donna enjoys surfing, hiking and spending time with her husband, children, and grandbabies and is a dedicated Raiders Fan.
Dan Fischer | Regional Manager - CO, MT, WY.
Dan Fischer is one of the newest members of the Argus Professional Storage Management Team joining in early 2018. He serves as the company’s Regional Manager responsible for district managers & 10 self-storage facilities throughout Colorado, and 2 more facilities located in Montana and Wyoming. He brought a lot of experience with him along with new ideas and is helping to grow APSM’s presence not only in Colorado but also in neighboring states.
Prior to joining APSM, Dan worked as District Team Lead with the William Warren Group for many years with significant experience in Multi-Unit Self Storage Property Management.
Dan enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his grandbabies, sports and loves to coach people to be better at their job.
Ruben Jurado | District Manager - NM
Ruben Jurado joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in 2011 and serves as the company’s New Mexico District Manager. He, along with his Team Lead, is currently responsible for overseeing 20 New Mexico self storage properties for 3 different Clients. He supervises 26 employees and is very proud to say that all his stores are doing very well. Ruben prides himself on providing his team with the tools they need to be successful in managing the daily operations of their sites. He also works with his team on budgeting, revenue management and marketing.
Prior to being APSM’s District Manager, Ruben worked as a Storage Manager in El Paso, Texas and has additional experience in Sales, Business Management and Customer Relations.
Ruben is married to his beautiful wife Corina and has 4 beautiful children. He enjoys coaching his daughter’s Fastpitch team as well his son’s Baseball team. Ruben also enjoys hunting, camping and spending time with his family whenever he can.
Jezzyka Razo | District Manager - TX & AR
Jezzyka Razo joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team in 2011 and serves as a District Manager for the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan market as well as Oklahoma. She is responsible for all day to day operations at her sites including hiring, training, revenue management, audits, auctions, maintenance & repairs, customer issues and marketing.
Prior to joining APSM, Jezzyka worked as an Area Manager for Crescendo Properties, Inc. (2007-2011) where she gained experience in supervising multiple self storage facilities. She has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Everest College.
Jezzyka enjoys volunteering with the Grand Prairie Police Department on the Citizens on Patrol Program since 2015 and currently serves as a Field Training Member. She enjoys spending time with her family, Mom and 2 brothers, and has two sons, Kevin (25) and Garth (23).
Mario da Costa | District Manager - CA
Mario joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team as a District Manager in 2013 and oversees all of APSM’s storage properties in California. Mario is responsible for Audits, Auctions, Hiring, Scheduling, Revenue Enhancements, Property Maintenance and Day to Day Operations.
Before his role as District Manager, Mario and his wife Laurie managed self storage facilities in the Sacramento area for Professional Self Storage Management and a previous company for many years, and prior to that was a self-employed dairy farmer and has experience in Budgets, Cash Flow Management, Employee Relations, Contract Negotiations and Business Management.
Mario has attended Chaffee College studying Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting.
Mario enjoys spending time with his family (Wife of 40 years and 4 children), spending time at the beach and cruising in his Vintage 1970 El Camino.
District Manager | In Training
Jesse Ochoa | Team Lead - AZ, CA, NV, WA.
Jesse joined the Argus Professional Storage Management Team as a Store Manager, he now oversees all of APSM’s storage properties in AZ, CA, NV, WA. Jesse is responsible for Audits, Auctions, Hiring, Scheduling, Revenue Enhancements, Property Maintenance and Day to Day Operations as well as overseeing that store managers complete their duties.
Before his role as Team Lead, Jesse studied at Pima Community College and has over 5 years of self-storage property management experience. Jesse enjoys spending time with his family and is a big U of A basketball fan.
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