Erica Shatzer Editor of Mini-Storage Messenger, Self-Storage Now!, and Self-Storage Canada

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Ten years ago, knowing next to nothing about the self-storage industry, I joined MiniCo Publishing as a circulation coordinator. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism, I was hopeful of the chance to one day move up the ranks and become an editor—an aspiration that became a reality only four short months after being hired. Even now, I can recall the overwhelming excitement I had that day when MiniCo Publisher Poppy Behrens told me that she was promoting me to junior editor. Needless to say, I was thrilled at the opportunity. Over time I was promoted to associate editor and then to editor. And it’s been a wonderful journey!

By Erica Shatzer