NSA Management Team
Arlen D. Nordhagen is a co-founder of NSA and serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Arlen has 30 years of experience in the self storage industry, beginning in 1988 when he co-founded NSA's predecessor, SecurCare Self Storage. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SecurCare from 1999 to 2013, where he remains the majority owner and currently serves as its Chairman of the Board.
In addition to SecurCare, Arlen was a founder of MMM Healthcare, Inc., the largest provider of Medicare Advantage health insurance in Puerto Rico. He has also served as managing member of various private investment funds and held various managerial positions at DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Synthetech, Inc. (NYSE: GRA).
Arlen graduated with high distinction from Harvard University with a Masters in Business Administration and graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.
Tamara D. Fischer has served as an officer of NSA since its inception in 2013 and is currently our President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of our Board of Trustees since January 2020. In addition, Tamara serves as Chairman of the PRO Advisory Committee.
Before joining NSA, Tamara served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vintage Wine Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust focused on assets in the U.S. wine industry, from 2004 to 2008. She continued to serve Vintage Wine Trust as a consultant through its dissolution in 2010 and served in various other consulting positions until becoming involved with NSA. From 1993 to 2003, Tamara served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chateau Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CPJ), one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the manufactured home community sector. She remained at Chateau through its sale in 2003. Prior to joining Chateau, she served as a member of the audit staff at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).
Tamara is a member of the Nareit Board of Governors as well as the board of the National Self Storage Association. Tamara is a certified public accountant (inactive) and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
David G. Cramer joined NSA in April 2020, and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, he has served as the Chairman of NSA’s Best Practices Committee since its inception.
David has more than 22 years of experience in the self storage industry beginning in 1998 when he joined SecurCare Self Storage, the predecessor company to NSA. At SecurCare, he served as Director of Operations from 1998 to 2005, Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2013, and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2013 to 2020. Prior to joining SecurCare Self Storage, David worked for Target (NYSE:TGT) for 12 years where he held several operational and managerial positions.
David currently serves as a board member for SBOATI.
As our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Brandon S.Togashi oversees all financial functions for the Company including treasury, capital markets, accounting, taxation, investor relations and internal audit. Prior to his appointment as our CFO, Brandon served as our Chief Accounting Officer beginning in January 2017, and previous to that served as our Vice President and Controller since joining the Company in December 2014.
Previously, he served as Vice President of Corporate Accounting at DCT Industrial Trust, a publicly traded industrial REIT, and Senior Manager at KPMG in the accounting firm's audit and advisory practice.
Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Tiffany S. Kenyon joined NSA in May 2018. Her vast experience focusing on mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions as well as securities and corporate governance matters lends valuable strength to our business processes.
Prior to joining NSA, Tiffany served for ten years with MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., most recently as Vice President, Law, where she focused on commercial transactions and corporate matters. Prior to joining MarkWest, she was with Greenberg Traurig, LLP from 2000 until 2008 where she focused on real estate, corporate and securities matters.
Tiffany received her J.D. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.