Tom Nicholson III joined his father in the self storage business in 1979 after earning a BLA, four way degree in Business, English, Biology and Psychology from Roanoke College. Tom has been active in the development, construction and management of self storage facilities since that time.
Christie Nicholson graduated Cum Laude from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has over thirty years’ accounting experience. Christie has worked for The Nicholson Companies, Inc. on and off since 1995. Christie Nicholson serves as Vice-President and Secretary of The Nicholson AAAA Charitable Foundation. Christie’s work with NACF allowed a partnership with ForKids and a mentorship program was created in 2019. The program currently serves eleven children. Christie has been a Norfolk CASA for two years and is currently on the audit committee for the Virginia Opera, the audit and finance committee of the Foodbank SEVA and is serving on the Board of Foodbank SEVA.
Scott Styer joined AAAA in 2009 after overseeing a Top 25 Self Storage Operator in Northeast Florida for more than 8 years. Scott is a graduate of Lanier Technical College in Atlanta GA and oversees the AAAA Marketing Department and Affiliate Programs.
Kelley began her career with AAAA in 2006 as a Store Manager. She held several supportive positions including Trainer and Auctioneer before being promoted to Operations Specialist in 2009. Kelley continued to advance as a District Manager in 2013 and was promoted to Director of Storage Operations in 2019.
Ellyn (EJ) brings over 30 years of progressive experience to the team. Prior to joining The Nicholson Companies, she spent 27 years in the automotive industry, working for the largest automotive sales and service delivery network in the Mid-Atlantic region, responsible for 4000 employees, 80 locations and 4 states. Her current position provides her an opportunity to work in all areas of HR and Payroll, as well as interact directly with every employee of the company. EJ has been certified as a Certified Professional of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP) since 1999.
Ashley joined the Company in 2011 as Facility Manager bringing over 5 years of sales and property management experience with her. She was then promoted to Operations Specialist in 2014 and later transitioned to a corporate office role supervising our Storage and Moving Sales Center. As the company began its transition to using Salesforce, Ashley took on the role of NOA Administrator in June 2016. She has since taken on the full time role of developing NOA, our storage intelligence suite built on Salesforce.
Irma joined the Company in 1995 as the Receptionist. She was then promoted to Office Manager in 2011 with over 20 years experience in the administrative field. She has since taken on additional roles in Corporate Support, Marketing, and Quality Control. Irma also assists in the administration of NOA, our storage intelligence suite built on Salesforce.
Ed joined AAAA Self Storage in 2015 and learned the industry as a facility manager. Moving through several roles in the operations department, he gained a large working knowledge of self-storage management. In late 2019 Edward was ready for a new challenge and joined the Business Development department to focus on brokerage and third-party management. Having being involved in every aspect of self-storage Edward is prepared to not only provide brokerage services, but also to serve in an advisory capacity for any needs potential clients may have.
Melinda started working at The Nicholson Companies part-time during her high school years as an administrative assistant. The experience gained during this time allowed her to be promoted to a full charge management bookkeeper in 2018 and then to Assistant Controller in 2022. She is completing her Associate of Applied Science - Accounting at TCC in 2020 and will then further her education by pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting at ODU.
Since December 2017, Alison brings a strong background in sales and marketing. A hard-working and detail-oriented marketing professional with a track record of accomplishment both academically and professionally. She is a graduate of The University of Phoenix. Her experience spans everything from sales to old-fashioned newsprint advertising, graphic design, creating and developing artwork and designs for various marketing campaigns to support specific marketing objectives that include custom advertising promotions, social media marketing, content management and Mailchimp e-mail marketing.
Erin had over 5 years of sales and management experience prior to joining the Company in March 2006 as Facility Manager for the Laburnum Race Track location in Richmond, VA. She was promoted to Operations Specialist in December of 2009 and to District Manager in April 2013.
John Kish joined The Nicholson Companies having 25 years of sales and management experience in the truck rental and storage industries. After joining the team in June 2016, John was promoted to District Manager in February 2017. John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Originally hired in August 2011, His first position was mowing lawns for the facilities. A year later he was promoted to Assistant Manager of the AAAA on Sewells Points Rd. until being promoted to Store Manager for the Lowery Rd property, a position Nick held for four years until his current position as Operations Specialist and promoted to District Manager in November 2021.
Frances Sessoms joined the accounting team for The Nicholson Companies in 2010 handling many of the AAAA facilities and was promoted to Senior Corporate Bookkeeper in 2017. She currently handles all of The Nicholson Companies corporate accounts and has over 20 years of accounting experience.
Dayna joined the accounting team at the Nicholson Companies in August of 2020. She brings a variety of experience in the banking industry, real estate, and bookkeeping with her. She moved with her husband to Virginia from Minnesota in 2020.
Danielle joined the accounting team at The Nicholson Companies in the fall of 2022. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a BA in Public Relations and worked in media for several years before making a career change to accounting. She obtained her accounting certification from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the spring of 2022 and is pursuing her MAcc.
Tiffany has 8 years of Management experience and over 9 years in the Accounting industry. She is a 2013 graduate of TCC who has returned to The Nicholson Companies after holding a position as Director of Property Management Bookkeeping for a well known Real Estate Company. Her return is allowing her the time to complete her bachelor’s degree with ECPI as well as spend more time with her family.
Sydney returned to the Virginia area in 2023 where she resumed working for the Corporate Home Office (previously in 2015). Sydney provides corporate and marketing support for the Trusted Movers Network, Corporate Contracts, Marketing, and Quality Control.