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    Thumbs up Star of SST: Ralph87gn

    December's Star of SST is Santa Claus' doppelganger, and he always brings hope, joy and smiles to the "children" of Self-Storage Talk. Please pass along your congratulations to Ralph87gn.

    Real Name: Ralph Driscoll

    SST username: Ralph87gn

    Location: Richmond, Va.

    Occupation: Manager

    Length of time in the industry: 10 years

    How did you get into the self-storage business or become involved with the industry?
    I started as a maintenance man, part-time, in Virginia Beach, Va., and gradually worked my way up the ladder to assistant manager. I was then offered a position as site auditor with a large management firm out of North Carolina. I developed audit procedures and conducted audits at several facilities up and down the East Coast. After the company was downsized, I returned to retail auto parts for a short while before accepting my current position where I have been for five years.

    What’s your favorite part of working in the industry?
    Working with people of different types, sizes and descriptions.

    Which part of the forum do you frequent the most and why?
    Outside the Industry, of course. It's where most of the fun occurs.

    What advice do you have for SST newbies?
    Read, listen, learn and enjoy. Remember the only person you have to satisfy in this life is the one you look at in mirror each morning. If you can smile at yourself and sleep well at night, then you have done a good job of living.

    My favorite travel destination is ...
    The mountains and any road less traveled will do.

    If I could rock out to one artist/song/band all day, it would be …
    Lady Soul, The Temptations.

    The celebrity I most closely resemble is … that's easy: Santa Claus, obviously.
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    Default Re: Star of SST: Ralph87gn

    Woohoo! Congrats were back to back SST Stars .... not sure what that means but we can work on that!

    speech! speech! and where's the party?

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    Default Re: Star of SST: Ralph87gn

    Congratulations, Ralph. Well deserved honor.

    Oh, by the way, wine and pizza at Ralph's Saturday evening.
    Bob Taylor (Astro)
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    Default Re: Star of SST: Ralph87gn

    Congrats, Ralph!!! Astro, you forgot the chocolates!!!

    Seriously, Ralph, a much deserved recognition as we all enjoy & learn from your posts!

    We need some New Year's horns!!!! TWEET-TWEET!!!!
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    Default Re: Star of SST: Ralph87gn

    I can confirm the Santa look-alike-ishness. Ralph has that merry twinkle in his eyes and the beard and the smile. Shh, I saw his pic on the Internet somewhere far, far away. Maybe as far away as the North Pole?!!! I'm not sure, he didn't have his "location" GPS turned on. I have no doubt that he has a robust laugh as well.

    Santa, I mean Ralph87gn, I am standing at attention and saluting and thinking of you daily. I am so glad you are our December Star! There is no better choice!!

    May I have a soda with my pizza please? Someone needs to be the designated driver.
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    Default Re: Star of SST: Ralph87gn

    Congratulations Ralph! I always enjoy and learn from your posts. Perhaps I'll see you in the mountains someday... of course that would be the Marble Mountains here in NorCal... But I know the mountains in the east are lovely, too.

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    Default Re: Star of SST: Ralph87gn

    Congratulations!

    It's a well-deserved honor. I always learn from your posts. You have a lot of great information to share.

    I'll stick with water along side my pizza...trying to fit into that little black dress for all the Christmas parties!
    MamaDuke

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    Default Re: Star of SST: Ralph87gn

    Congrats Ralph

    Merry Christmas

 

 
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