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Pat Cashman

Pat Cashman has been a broadcast performer and writer in the Northwest for over thirty year For several years, he was a featured performer, writer and producer on the Seattle-based sketch TV show Almost Live!---a program that was also syndicated nationally and appeared for two years on the Comedy Central network. For his work on that show---and other TV efforts from performing to writing, directing to editing---Cashman has won dozens of Northwest Emmy's, advertising awards, radio honors and medallions from the International Film and TV Festival of New York.

Cashman was an announcer and character actor on Disney’s much-honored Bill Nye the Science Guy Show---as well as PBS’s Eyes of Nye. Cashman was also the featured performer on National Geographic’s Amazing Planet.

Currently he co-hosts the Seattle-based TV sketch comedy show, Up Late NW. Airing also in Portland, Spokane and Eugene, it is the highest-rated non-news local television show in the nation.

Currently, he is a much-in-demand auctioneer, emcee and humorous, inspirational speaker for corporate gatherings and charitable fundraisers here and around the country.

He also co-hosts a popular podcast:

Carlos Kaslow

Carlos Kaslow is a California attorney and serves as the General Counsel to the Self Storage Association. He is the editor of the Self Storage Legal Review, the SSA’s legal periodical. 

He is a founding partner of the Self Storage Legal Network; the industry’s only telephone legal information service. Mr. Kaslow has provided legal consulting services to several of the largest U.S. self storage operators, including Public Storage, Inc., Shurgard Storage Centers and U-Store-It.

He has written numerous articles on legal and insurance issues confronting self storage for the SSA Globe and other industry publications. He is the co-author of the Rental Agreement Handbook.

Matthew Gardner

Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate

As Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. Matthew has over 25 years of professional experience both in the U.S. and U.K.

Matthew chairs the Board of Trustees at the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington; sits on the Urban Land Institutes Technical Assistance Panel; and is an Advisory Board Member for the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington where he also lectures undergraduate and graduate students in real estate forecasting.

Matthew holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Oxford University and has a graduate degree in Econometrics from the London School of Economics.

Bob Copper

Founder of Self Storage 101, the industry’s leading consultancy firm specializing in Development and Market Feasibility, Operational Improvement and Marketing Implementation. Bob has worked with 100’s of independent owners and operators to assist in making informed and profitable decisions in all aspects of self-storage. He has developed, own and managed his own facilities and so has a unique perspective that easily relates to those operators he has consulted with over the years. Bob and the Team at Self Storage 101 specialize in:

  •  Market and Feasibility Studies
  •  Acquisition Due Diligence Projects
  •  Facility Operational Auditing
  •  Owner, Operator and Manager Training

Bob has authored a number of highly popular books and training manuals related to self-storage and is a regular contributor to most of the industry trade journals. He is a regular speaker at national, regional and local self-storage meetings and conventions.

Aaron Weiche

As the Chief Marketing Officer for GetFiveStars, Aaron is responsible for sales, marketing, education and evangelizing the platform.

Having built 3 successful digital marketing agencies over the last 17 years in partner and executive roles, Aaron is deeply experienced in web design, mobile, SEO, local search and social media.

Aaron has been fortunate to work with hundreds of small businesses as well as Fortune 500 organizations like AllState, UnitedHealth Group, Timberland, Cargill, Michael Foods, Ameripride, Yale University and many others.

Aaron is a frequent conference speaker nationally on a variety of online marketing topics and is a guest on many digital industry podcasts and webinars.  He is a faculty partner and presenter with Local University, a Google sponsored conference series. In 2012 he helped found the Minnesota Search Marketing Association and currently serves as the boards Vice President.

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