Ricky Jenkins is the founder, sole owner and serves as President of The Jenkins Organization, Inc., TJO 10 X 10 Management, L.P., M3 Engineering, LLC and The Storage Web, LLC, and has been a principal in over $1 billion 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.
JON NORDAN, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Jon Nordan joined The Jenkins Organization in January 2019. Nordan is a finance professional with over 25 years of experience. He has held leadership roles within a Fortune 250 company and managed his own start-up construction firm. Prior to joining TJO, 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. Nordan’s role is to partner with the President and COO to develop and execute a 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. Prior to joining TJO, Jenkins served as the financial analyst for Monogram Residential Trust analyzing acquisitions and developments of Class A apartments. While at Monogram, Jenkins 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. Jenkins’ role includes sourcing and overseeing RV resort and self-storage developments. Jenkins is a graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.
Vice President – Self Storage Operations
Dwight Broering joined The Jenkins Organization as a District Manager in 2007. 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. During his time with The Jenkins Organization, Broering has overseen operations of storage properties across multiple states. In 2019, Broering was promoted to Vice President of self-storage operations and is responsible for leading the implementation of operational strategies,and objectives while partnering with financial business leaders to manage expenses and maximize margins. Broering is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Vice President – RV Resort Operations
Kelly Jones joined The Jenkins Organization in 2020. Jones began her career in RV resorts at a very young age, growing up in and eventually running her family’s campground in Amboy, IL. During her time as a GM of her campground, she was twice named Operator Of The Year. Jones went on to serve as Vice President of Operations for Leisure Systems, Inc., the franchisor of over 80 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks. Her primary function was to work with franchisees to improve operations and facilitate revenue growth. In her role as vice president, Jones oversees operations for the entire RV resort portfolio including supporting district managers, safety and compliance, oversight of annual operating budgets. Jones is an active instructor with the National School of RV & Campground Management and at national and state conferences. She has also been recognized for her outstanding contributions with the Above & Beyond Award as well as the 2020 Herb Strauss Educational Impact Award from the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds.
CHEROLYN JOHNSON CHIANG
Director of Marketing
Cherolyn Chiang has been a part of The Jenkins Organization since February 2021. Prior to joining TJO,she held numerous positions at Cox Media Group, planning and executing Houston radio and digital advertising campaigns in various markets for a plethora of industries for over 15 years. Johnson Chiang oversees the planning and managing of all marketing, ranging from budget allocation and media planning to running social media for both the RV and self-storage divisions. Johnson Chiang is a graduate of the University of Houston.
Madison Duke has been a part of The Jenkins Organization since February 2023. Prior to joining TJO, she began her career in the medical industry, serving as the marketing coordinator for an independent pharmacy. There, she gained experience creating and implementing marketing campaigns that helped grow the brand’s reach and drive revenue. Duke collaborates with the director of marketing, helping to oversee the planning and managing of all marketing, ranging from budget allocation and media planning to running social media for both the RV and self-storage divisions. Duke is a graduate of Texas Tech University.
DIRECTOR OF AQUATICS
Joey Baumer joined The Jenkins Organization in February 2021. Baumer has been a part of the aquatics industry for nearly two decades. 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. Baumer oversees the operations of all Great Escapes RV Resorts aquatics programs across the United States. Baumer obtained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and is a PADI Scuba Diver. Baumer is a Certified Pool & Spa Operator Instructor with the PHTA, an active member of CMAHC and ASTM, a member of both the IAAPA Waterparks Committee and the WWA Resort Committee, previously Baumer has served on the WWA Safety Committee. He has a passion for safety and volunteers his free time to various disaster relief programs. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University where he obtained his B.S. in Anthropology with a Minor in Psychology.
Peter Cairns joined The Jenkins Organization in 2020. Prior to joining TJO, Cairns was an associate in site development at Jones & Carter for six years. As a senior engineer, Cairns oversees all in-house civil engineering development projects. Cairns 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 Smalling joined The Jenkins Organization team in 2015. His outstanding communication skills, creative eye, and innate ability to quickly understand technical details have been critical assets to the development team. Smalling supports the RV resort and self-storage businesses through quality site selection, navigating projects through very challenging zoning & permitting processes, and project management. Sam is a native Austinite and a graduate of The University of Colorado.
Senior Project Manager
Dell Toelkes joined The Jenkins Organization as a senior project manager in 2022. 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. In his current role, Toellkes 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. Toelkes is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Jeremy Rollwitz joined The Jenkins Organization in 2015. Prior to joining TJO, Rollwitz served four years as the senior district manager for Platinum Storage Group, a privately held storage company based in Irvine, California. Rollwitz was responsible for all operations in the Southwest and Northeast markets and has more than a decade of experience in the self-storage sector. His previous experience includes marketing, collections, investor relations, receivership, and inventory control. Currently, Rollwitz oversees the regional operations for over 40 self-storage properties. Rollwitz has been recognized in the industry for his effective team building and hiring and placement in various markets.
Operations Manager – TJO Call Center
Nedra Price joined The Jenkins Organization in 2012. Prior to TJO, Nedra served four years as a team lead for Target. Price has more than 20 years of experience in management in several different industries including retail, banking, market research, medical supply, and food service. Since joining TJO Price has held multiple positions, including assistant manager, property manager, auditor, trainer, adjuster, area manager, and district manager. In October of 2022, Price developed an in-house call center and now serves as Operations Manager of the Call Center team that supports both divisions of The Jenkins Organization. Price oversees the operations, training, and development of the department and its agents.
Mark Green joined The Jenkins Organization in 2020. Prior to joining TJO, Green spent the last two decades in the Storage and RV Resort industries, with Private Mini Storage, Quality RV Resorts and G6 Hospitality. Green served as a district manager with Private Mini Storage and Director Of Operations for G6. His duties included providing leadership to teams in all major Texas markets with responsibility for operations, revenue, expense, and asset management as well as providing direction, support, and consultative services to corporate-owned hotels and franchise owners, throughout the U.S.. As a district manager for TJO, Green is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations including revenue generation with an emphasis on high customer satisfaction at over 13 properties.
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. As a district manager, Dickson is responsible for the day-to-day operations including revenue generation with an emphasis on high customer satisfaction for over 10 properties in three states.
Barry Graff joined The Jenkins Organization in 2017 as a property manager. Graff was quickly promoted to area manager and subsequently district manager. Graff has an ability to adapt and manage different situations. He excels at building teams within his district and forming lasting and meaningful relationships amongst his teams. Graff is responsible for the day-to-day operations including revenue generation with an emphasis on high customer satisfaction for 11 properties in the self-storage division.
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 and training new team members.
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 and training new team members.
Kelly Edington joined the Jenkins Organization in 2022. She has worked in the RV resort industry since 2019 and before that worked in outdoor retail. 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 allows Edington to marry her passions and help achieve revenue and guest satisfaction goals for Great Escapes RV Resorts. Edington oversees the day-to-day operations for four RV Resorts in three states. Edington has a degree in Outdoor Recreation from Northern Michigan University.
Diane Easley joined TJO in February 2008 as office manager, HR, payroll, and accountant. Her prior work experience includes accounts payable manager, accounting, and sales. Currently, she holds the position of controller and is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions as directed by the chief financial officer. Easley received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
Michelle Buckner joined The Jenkins Organization in January 2020. Michelle brings 13 years of accounting experience to 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. As an Accounting Analyst, Buckner performs a variety of specialized and complex record keeping duties associated with processing and analyzing accounting transactions.
Sharon Kolek joined The Jenkins Organization as an Accounts Receivable Administrator and HR/Payroll Administrator in 2014. Sharon’s work history includes 15 years of experience in the accounting field. Kolek was promoted to Operations Coordinator 2019 where she is responsible for onboarding new team members. Sharon has an accounting degree from Lone Star College.
Operations Administrative Assistant
Kari Jones joined The Jenkins Organization in 2012. Jones’ role began as the accounts payable administrator. Soon after, Jones was promoted to the role of property accountant, and fulfilled this role until 2021, when she was promoted 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.