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Carol A. Mixon has been applying her management and consulting expertise for 35 years. She is a repeat educator and major industry shows and events and has contributed over 100 articles to industry publications over the years.

SkillCheck - Carol Mixon.jpgCarol A. Mixon

Self Storage Expert | President  |  SkilCheck Services, Inc

CAROL A. MIXON is the owner of SkilCheck Services, Inc. a mystery shopping, development, sales training, auditing and self-storage consulting firm.  She managed over 26 storage locations in the West.



Over 35 Years Experience

Ms. Mixon began her career as a trainer for National Self Storage in 1984, at the time National was one of the nation’s largest self storage operations. She developed the curriculum for the first training school in the industry, which trained over 200 self storage managers.  Carol has written over one hundred articles for the Mini-Storage Messenger, Self-Storage Journal, Inside Self-Storage, Insider SSAA, Behind Closed Doors AZSA, Units and Directions magazines.  Carol has traveled around the world speaking and educating people in the self storage industry.  She is the author of 12 industry related manuals, including an Operation and Policy Manual sold by the Self Storage Association.  She has developed and managed over 200 properties in 9 different states.

Carol has been active in the Self Storage Association for over 20 years.  She has utilized her degree in Secondary Education by being active on the Education Committee. Carol has also served as the President of the SSA Western Region, and served on the SSA National Board for over 8 years.  She is one of the founders and was on the Board of Directors of the California Self Storage Association for 7 years and is currently serving on the Arizona Storage Association’s Board of Directors.

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Sep 18, 2019
Update 9/18/19 – With a 6-3 vote, the town council approved to annex the Peach Orchard Plaza site on West Coleman Boulevard at Broadway Street. The property had been classified as a “doughnut hole,” land surrounded by town limits but not in the munic
Sep 18, 2019
Extra Space Storage Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust (REIT) and third-party management company, has partnered with Western Governors University (WGU) to develop an education program designed to help its employees earn a bachelor’s de
Sep 17, 2019
One of the most difficult tasks when building a new self-storage facility is determining the right unit mix. There’s simply no magic formula or combination that will work in every market. An abundance of any one size or a mix of the wrong sizes could

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