Ricky Jenkins serves as president and sole owner of The Jenkins Organization, Inc., TJO 10 X 10 Management, Ltd., and The Storage Web, LLC, and has been directly involved in over $500 million in commercial real estate transactions. Ricky serves as a board member of SBOA TI Reinsurance, and is a graduate of the University of Texas.
Chief Operating Officer
Troy Sheppard’s primary function is to oversee all home office and field operations, which includes direct responsibility for manager training, human resources, revenue management, bookkeeping, recruiting, operational policies and procedures, repair and maintenance processes, and overall profitability of the managed facilities. Troy joined the company in 2003 after serving as a District Manager for Private Mini Storage, where he managed more than 50 self-storage properties in multiple markets. During his career with TJO, he handled construction-related issues and coordinated operational takeovers of acquisitions before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2015. Troy is recognized for his industry knowledge, people skills, work ethic, character, and integrity.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Nordan joined TJO in January 2019. Mr. Nordan is a finance professional with over 25 years of progressive experience. He has held leadership roles with a Fortune 250 company and managed his own start-up construction firm. Most recently, he was the CFO of a mid-size industrial services firm, where he successfully elevated the financial accounting and reporting subsequent to it going through a private equity process. At TJO, Mr. Nordan will partner with the President and COO to develop and execute on its strategy of growth and profitability to maintain its position as a leading organization in the industry. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President – Acquisitions & Development
Kyle Jenkins joined The Jenkins Organization in 2017 as a Development Associate in the Austin, Texas office. Kyle’s role includes sourcing and overseeing RV park and self storage developments. Prior to joining TJO, Kyle served as the financial analyst for Monogram Residential Trust analyzing acquisitions and developments of Class A apartments. While at Monogram, Kyle received the MVP award for his work creating valuation models for individual assets, as well as a valuation model for the company as a whole. Kyle is a graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.
Vice President – Self Storage Operations
Dwight Broering began his career in self-storage in 1999 as a District Manager with Shurgard Storage, a former REIT, which was purchased by Public Storage in 2006. In 2007, Broering joined The Jenkins Organization as a District Manager and was promoted to Vice President in 2019. In his time with The Jenkins Organization, he has overseen operations of storage properties in Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Virginia, and Oklahoma. As Vice President of Self Storage Operations, he also serves as a mentor to the District Managers and Regional Manager.
Vice President – RV Park Operations
Previously Vice President of Operations for Leisure Systems, Inc., the franchisor of the 85 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks, where her primary function was to work with franchisees to improve operations and facilitate revenue growth. Kelly recently received the 2020 Herb Strauss Educational Impact Award from the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds.
Hailey Breeding joined The Jenkins Organization in 2018, and serves in the role as the Corporate Trainer. Hailey was previously employed with CubeSmart Self Storage in Austin, Texas, where she held the titles of Senior Manager and Field Training Specialist. Her primary function is to develop new training materials and programs, and manage the onboarding of all new teammates within TJO.
CHEROLYN JOHNSON CHIANG
Director of Marketing
Cherolyn Chiang has been a part of The Jenkins Organization team since February 2021. Her strong background in media began after graduating from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/Advertising. Following her graduation, she held numerous positions at Cox Media Group, planning and executing numerous Houston radio and digital advertising campaigns in various markets for over 15 years before joining TJO. Cherolyn’s role for TJO is to plan and manage all internal and external marketing, ranging from budget allocation and media planning to running social media for TJO’s properties and event planning.
DIRECTOR OF AQUATICS
Joey Baumer has been a part of the aquatics industry for nearly two decades. Baumer oversees the operations of all Great Escapes RV Resorts aquatics programs across the United States. He started his career as a lifeguard for a Boy Scout Camp in Ohio before going on to operate aquatics programs at Coney Island Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Gulf Islands Waterpark in Gulfport, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University where he obtained his B.S. in Anthropology with a Minor in Psychology. Baumer is a Certified Pool & Spa Operator Instructor with the PHTA, an active member of CMAHC and ASTM, a member of the WWA Resort Committee, and previously served on the WWA Safety Committee. Baumer obtained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and is a PADI Scuba Diver. He has a passion for safety and volunteers his free time to various disaster relief programs.
Peter joined The Jenkins Organization in 2020 after a 6 year stint at Jones & Carter, Inc. Peter is a dynamic, innovative, and well-qualified civil engineer, with a Master of Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science from The University of Georgia.
Vice President – Development
Sam joined The Jenkins Organization team in 2015. His outstanding communication skills, creative eye, and innate ability to quickly understand technical details have been a critical asset to the development team. Sam excels at quality site selection, navigating projects through very challenging zoning & permitting processes, and project management. Sam is a native Austinite and graduate of The University of Colorado.
Senior Project Manager
Dell Toelkes joined The Jenkins Organization (TJO) and Great Escapes RV Resorts as a Senior Project Manager in 2022. In this role, he leads the construction and completion of new RV resorts, along with the expansions and major capex projects at parks owned and managed by Great Escapes RV Resorts. Prior to joining TJO, Toelkes spent 22 years overseeing the development and construction of student housing, luxury apartments, and prestigious hotel projects for Century Development, The Dinerstein Companies, and Valencia Hotel Group. Toelkes is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Prior to joining TJO, Jeremy Rollwitz served four years as the Senior District Manager for Platinum Storage Group, a privately held storage company based in Irvine, California. Jeremy was responsible for all operations in the Southwest and Northeast markets, and has more than nine years of experience in the self-storage sector. His previous experience includes marketing, collections, investor relations, receivership, and inventory control. Jeremy has been recognized in the industry for his effective team building, as well as hiring and placement in various markets.
Nedra Williams joined The Jenkins Organization in 2012. Prior to TJO, Nedra served four years as a Team Lead for Target. Nedra has more than 15 years of experience in management in several different industries including retail, banking, market research, medical supply, and food service. Since joining The Jenkins Organization Nedra has held multiple positions, including Relief Manager, Property Manager, Auditor, Trainer, Adjuster, and Area Manager. Nedra was promoted to District Manager in 2018. Nedra oversees the operations and the continued training and development of multiple locations in the Houston and Louisiana markets.
Mark Green joined The Jenkins Organization in 2020. Previously, Mark spent 13 years, in the Storage and RV Resort industries, with Private Mini Storage and Quality RV Resorts. Mark served as a District Manager with Private Mini Storage, providing leadership to teams in all major Texas markets with responsibility for operations, revenue, expense, and asset management. In the same role with Quality RV Resorts, Mark was an integral part of the construction and development departments and was key in the expansion of the business, with oversight of all operations and the implementation of new operational systems and procedures to address and grow with the challenges of an expanding enterprise. Recently, he spent the last 6 years with G6 Hospitality where he was Director of Operations; providing direction, support, and consultative services to corporate-owned hotels and franchise owners, throughout the U.S.
Amanda Dickson joined The Jenkins Organization in 2014 as an Assistant Manager for our Oklahoma locations and worked several positions such as Property Manager and Area Manager prior to becoming District Manager in 2021. She has a strong background in customer service and hospitality. She prides herself on building teams and watching others grow within the company. She currently oversees the operations for Oklahoma, Dallas, McAllen, and Galveston locations.
Barry Graff joined TJO in 2017 as a property manager for a storage facility. Graff was quickly promoted to Area Manager and subsequently District manager. As the RV resort business grew at TJO, Graff was an ideal candidate to fill a much-needed District Manager position due to his background in hospitality as well as construction. Graff shows an amazing ability to adapt and manage different situations. He is incredible at building teams within his district and forming lasting and meaningful relationships amongst his teams. Graff oversees operations, training and development for the RV Resorts in Colorado, Texas, and Mississippi.
Acquisitions and Operations Manager
Ray Coronado joined The Jenkins Organization in 2012 as a trainer for the self-storage properties. Coronado’s passion for process design, management and implementation made him an ideal candidate to join the RV Operations team as Manager of Acquisitions and Operations. Coronado’s role is onboarding RV resorts for the Great Escapes RV Resorts brand.
Acquisitions and Operations Manager
Nicky Coronado joined The Jenkins Organization in 2012 for the Premium Spaces self-storage division. Coronado serves in the role of Acquisition and Operation Managers. Coronado’s responsibilities for The Jenkins Organization have included Area Manager and Trainer prior to joining RV Operations. Coronado’s role is onboarding RV resorts for the Great Escapes RV Resorts brand.
Jacob Holland has been working in the campground and RV Resort industry for ten years in various roles, in both private and public organizations. Holland joined The Jenkins Organization in 2022. Prior to that, Holland was the General Manager for Sun Communities & Sun Outdoors at the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Natural Bridge, VA. While managing the Natural Bridge, VA Jellystone Park, Holland had the opportunity to build teams from the ground up and develop & execute a multi-million-dollar capital improvement plan. “The biggest satisfaction out of the roles I have held is seeing the families come together and enjoy everything that we work hard to create,” says Holland. Holland is a proud Virginia native, and graduate of Radford University. In his free time, you can typically find him spending time with his wife and their two young kids.
Kelly Edington has been working in the RV Resort industry since 2019 and before that worked in outdoor retail. She has a degree in Outdoor Recreation from Northern Michigan University. She joined the Jenkins Organization in 2022. Edington has always had a passion for keeping things organized while still having fun and helping families enjoy the great outdoors. Working as a district manager for Great Escapes RV Resorts is a perfect combination of these passions!
Kevin McLindsay has worked in the campground and RV industry for most of his adult life. McLindsay’s career has been quite an exciting journey; starting as a seasonal employee working in departments such as Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Reservations to managing award-winning resorts across the country. Most recently, McLindsay worked as a GM Trainer & Acquisitions Planner for Northgate Resorts. In his role, McLindsay had the opportunity to help multiple business owners develop their acquisitions and property operational plans and learn his true passion for team building. McLindsay joined The Jenkins Organization in 2022 during a very exciting time of growth for the company. When not out in the parks working and supporting the Great Escapes RV Resorts teams, you will find him spending time with his wife, Crystal, and 5 children; usually enjoying the great outdoors.
Diane Easley joined TJO in February 2008 as Office Manager, HR, Payroll, and Accountant. Currently, she holds the position of Controller. Because of Diane’s longevity and knowledge of TJO, she is the go-to person by her fellow co-workers. Her prior work experience includes Accounts Payable Manager, Accounting, and Sales. Diane received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
Senior Property Accountant
Joining TJO in January 2020, Michelle brings 13 years of Accounting experience the TJO Accounting Team. Michelle has a strong knowledge of all accounting principles, including construction accounting, which she has applied to TJO’s development and expansion projects.
With over 10 years of experience prior to joining TJO in 2019 with reconciling bank accounts, loans and general ledger accounts, Tina assists in maintaining the accuracy of financial reporting by applying her knowledge of accounting principles. She holds a bachelor degree in Accounting from The University of Houston.
Sharon Kolek has served as the Accounts Receivable Administrator and HR/Payroll Administrator with The Jenkins Organization since 2014. She has recently been promoted to Operations Coordinator. Sharon’s work history includes 15 years of experience in the accounting field. Sharon has an accounting degree from Lone Star College.
Operations Administrative Assistant
Kari Jones joined TJO in 2012. Jones’ role began as the Accounts Payable Administrator. Soon after, Jones was promoted to the role of Accountant, and fulfilled this role until 2021, when she accepted the promotion to Operations Administrative Assistant. Jones’ previous experience includes over 17 years working in sales and accounting. Jones received her degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix. Jones is recognized for her outstanding people skills, her tenacious spirit, and her positive outlook.
Ally has over 15 years in accounting with strong experience in full cycle of A/P, A/R, and financial reporting. She previously worked in multiple roles for a property management company as a financial analyst, A/R representative and loan administrator. Ally has an Associate Degree in Accounting.
VIRGINIA (GINNY) PETERSEN
Virginia (Ginny) Petersen joined TJO in 2021 as a Property Accountant. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the Accounting Industry. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting in 2002 from the University of Houston Clear Lake.