Getting to Know Self-Storage Manager Melissa Roberts, Self Storage Depot, Dunlap, Tenn.

Melissa Roberts, facility manager for Self Storage Depot in Dunlap, Tenn., shares insight to her choice of career and personal tastes.

Inside Self-Storage is pleased to introduce Melissa Roberts, facility manager of Self Storage Depot in Dunlap, Tenn. We spoke with her at a recent self-storage conference. Let's get to know her!

How long have you been in the industry?
Nine months.  

What did you do before self-storage?
Insurance and everything customer service.  

If you could have a second home, where would it be?
Somewhere on a beach.  

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you most like to have?
My husband and little boy, Long Island ice-teas, and food.

Thinking back to your childhood, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher.  

On a scale from one to 10, how happy are you in self-storage? “I really like it. I would say about a nine.”  

Hobbies: Church volunteer, gardening. “My son is my hobby, and I read everything I can get my hands on.”  

Favorite Sports Teams: Cubs, Tennessee football  

Favorite Meal: “I like all foods, especially Italian.”  

Favorite Movie: The Notebook  

Favorite Author: John Grisham  

Favorite Music: Country and contemporary Christian

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