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Meet Self-Storage Owners Jim Briggs and Joann Walsh, Big & Safe Storage in Leander, Texas

Jim Briggs and Joann Walsh, owners of Big & Safe Storage of Leander, Texas, provide insights into their choices of career and personal tastes.

March 23, 2009

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Meet Self-Storage Owners Jim Briggs and Joann Walsh, Big & Safe Storage in Leander, Texas

Inside Self-Storage is pleased to introduce Jim Briggs and Joann Walsh, owners of Big & Safe Storage in Leander, Texas. We spoke with them at a recent self-storage conference. Let's get to know them!How long have you been in the industry? One year.What did you do before self-storage? Joann is a court reporter; Jim is a certified public accountant and student financial-aid expert.Hobbies: Joann makes time for cooking and gardening. Jim holds a pilot's license and enjoys flying. Together they travel and go boating on Lake Champlain, Vermont. "We love the outdoors."Favorite sports teams:Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, New England PatriotsFavorite meal: They both like Mexican and Italian food, but Jim's first favorite is steak with a special sauce that Joann cooks up: "It melts in your mouth."Best Movies:Dances With Wolves, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidMusic: Jim likes Jazz. Joann likes country and acoustic music.If you could have a second home, where would it be?Wyoming or Montana.If stranded on a desert island, what three items would you most like to have? Says Joann: "Sunscreen and water." "Cookies," adds Jim. "I like cookies."Thinking back to your childhood, what did you want to be when you grew up?  Jim imagined being a helicopter pilot. Joann wanted to be a stewardess. On a scale from one to 10, how happy are you in self-storage? "That's an easy 10."

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