NSA Management Team
Arlen D. Nordhagen is a co-founder of NSA and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Nordhagen 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, Mr. Nordhagen 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). Mr. Nordhagen 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. She currently serves as President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary/Treasurer for the Company. Before joining NSA, from 2004 to 2008, Ms. Fischer 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. 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, Ms. Fischer 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. Ms. Fischer remained at Chateau through its sale to Hometown America LLC in 2003. Prior to joining Chateau, Ms. Fischer served as a member of the audit staff at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Ms. Fischer is a certified public accountant (inactive) and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
Steven B. Treadwell is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and President of National Storage Affiliates Trust Management Company. Mr. Treadwell joined NSA in December 2014, serving as the Company's Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining NSA, Mr. Treadwell consulted in the real estate and energy industries, and served as a divisional CFO and First Vice President of Finance at ProLogis, a global REIT in the industrial sector. He also served 12 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Treadwell holds a MBA from Harvard University, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Brandon S. Togashi is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Accounting Officer beginning January 2017, and previous to that served as 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. Mr. Togashi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.