Meet the Team

Maddison Lake

Maddison Lake

CEO

Maddison Lake, Born June 4th 1986, began his journey as an entrepreneur at the age of 16 where he started, with two friends, a video production company; LED Moonlit Productions. Shooting wedding videos and creating creative video slideshows for individuals around the community he grew from the living room to having secretaries at his High School taking business calls for him.

More interested in the business aspect of the production company, Maddison, relocated to Los Angeles accepting a job at one of the nations largest cinema equipment and installation firms (American Cinema Equipment). He quickly rose to a leadership position and from there he sprouted business projects such as Kaboom Tune, Kaboom Cinema and Cinema Preservation Group.

The entrepreneur in him grew by the day and eventually led to the conception of over a dozen small successful businesses. Now, with corporate headquarters in pristine Asheville, NC, Maddison focuses on building enterprises with integrity and soul, this including StorageUnitAuctionList.com, BoostLiquidation.com, InventoryScouts.com and ElectronicFrog.com all held by Boost Group INC.

Besides working like a mad scientist, Maddison's favorite hobbies include zip lining, kayaking and watching movies.


Gerran Damielo

Gerran Damielo

Vice President of Operations

Gerran was born in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany but moved to the States at a young age. Gerran joined Storage Unit Auction List in 2012 after attending Colorado State University, traveling and working as a youth counselor and teacher with Eckerd Youth Alternatives. Gerran is currently the Vice President of Operations for Storage Unit Auction Lists sister company, Auction Zing, where he manages the sites highly advanced online auction platform. Gerran feels that his current position gives him the ability to grow professionally while working for a top-notch company. In his free time, Gerran enjoys running, art, sports, and mingling with Ashevilles eclectic society.

One fun fact about Gerran - he is a jack of all trades! In addition to being a youth counselor and VP of Operations for Auction Zing, Gerran has also been a bartender, an insurance customer service agent, he has managed a number of other small businesses, and he is a DJ!

Andrew Cottage

Andrew Cottage

Marketing and Community Manager

Andrew was born in Naples, Florida and joined Storage Unit Auction List by first working for its sister company, Boost Liquidation in the spring of 2012. Andrew is willing and eager to learn and brings that motivation to his team. He also has a strong internal drive to be the best at what he does. Currently, Andrew is the Marketing and Community Manager. This position requires Andrew to organize and manage day-to-day tasks, implement ongoing company policies and manage other general office activities. In his free time, Andrew likes to travel, dine-out and build web applications. Most weekends you can find him watching his favorite television shows while relaxing at home or out and about in downtown Asheville.

One fun fact about Andrew - he hitchhiked throughout Scandinavia!

Dragosh Negrea

Dragosh Negrea

General Manager

Dragosh is our General Manager here at Storage Unit Auction List. He joined the team in December of 2014 and has kept the company running in a positive direction ever since. Dragosh is from Savannah, Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Armstrong University where he also minored in Spanish. After graduating, Dragosh moved to North Carolina where he completed his graduate degree in Mathematics at Western Carolina University. He was hoping to make a positive change in the world but instead ended up here. Maybe there is still hope for him yet :)

One fun fact about Dragosh - he has a son that is 2.75 years old and is name is Owsley, the origin of both of their names is Romanian.

Casey Hildreth

Casey Hildreth

Media Coordinator / IT Project Manager

Casey was born in Silver Spring, Maryland but spent the majority of his life in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating with honors from Bexley High School, Casey enrolled in Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where he received his Bachelors of Science in Communication; majoring in Advertising and minoring in Sociology. After graduation, Casey moved to Asheville - a place he considers to be the cultural hub of North Carolina. Casey began working for Storage Unit Auction List in January of 2014 and excels in his position as our Media Coordinator and IT Project Manager.

One fun fact about Casey - he traveled over 4,000 miles through the backwoods of northern Ontario and Quebec! This feat was accomplished over the course of five summers and was done via canoe! This adventure also included two trips to the Hudson Bay.

Ken Ebling

Ken Ebling

Media Coordinator / IT Project Manager

Ken is from South Florida but moved to North Carolina for a change of pace in 2008. Ken joined the Storage Unit Auction team in 2012 and has been expertly writing computer code for us ever since. As a coder, Ken is extremely technologically savvy but he also spends time doing a myriad of other things, such as listening to his favorite band, Nine Inch Nails.

One fun fact about Ken - he brews his own beer!

Chelsea Zappel

Chelsea Zappel

Content Generation Team Manager

Chelsea began working for Storage Unit Auction List in April of 2014 as a blogger and content writer. Currently, she manages a small team that we like to call the Content Generation team - where creativity and content flow. Chelsea graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2013 with her Bachelors of Art in Anthropology and Literature and plans to attend graduate school in the future. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, and spending time outdoors (preferably in water) and with friends and family.

One fun fact about Chelsea - she is SCUBA certified! Eventually, she wants to work as a modern day treasure hunter and ship-wreck explorer in the Bahamas.

Kristy Desimone

Kristy Desimone

Social Media Coordinator

Kristy grew up outside of D.C. where she played a variety of sports and excelled academically. She later attended Old Dominion University, in Virginia where she played soccer and began coaching. After graduating with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Kristy began teaching on The Learning Barge - essentially a floating classroom, as a deckhand educator. She taught about marine biology and how to make the Elizabeth River swimmable and fishable again. She also continued her soccer coaching career, directing kids programs and head coaching a travel team. She moved to Asheville over a year ago and has been loving it ever since. She coaches for the Highland Football Club and ABYSA in Asheville. As Storage Unit Auction List and Auction Zing Social Media Coordinator, Kristy is providing both companies with a vibrant online presence while also engaging with our clients on a more personal basis.

One fun fact about Kristy - she has a fraternal twin sister who lives in California.

Keisha Duncan

Keisha Duncan

Email Marketing Coordinator

Keisha joined the Storage Unit Auction List team in January of 2014 and instantly fell in love with the open and creative atmosphere of the offices and her driven colleagues - she says those three qualities - openness, creativity, and a professionally driven environment, allow her to thrive. As our Email Marketing Coordinator, Keisha schedules and executes mass email campaigns and maintains our daily production of outgoing and incoming mail. In her spare time, Keisha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, painting, and reading. She also loves going to concerts!

One fun fact about Keisha - she is ambidextrous and likes trolls! She says they are just too creepy not to make her smile! :)

Amy Lake

Amy Lake

Blogger

Amy Lake has been blogging for Storage Unit Auction List since the beginning of 2014. But she has been attending auctions, flea markets, and yard sales for years and has now turned her experiences and knowledge of the field into an outstanding blog. As a self-proclaimed "Junker," Amy can see creative potential in almost any item and loves the history and stories that lie behind "junk". She believes that art is a way of life and wants to share her insights, tips, and experiences with other fun and creative people! Amy currently resides in Florida where the high number of antique malls, auctions and flea markets keep her busy.

One fun fact about Amy - (or how about ten?) Amy is another jack of all trades. She is a published author and has spent years writing, painting, acting and organizing plays, and has worked as a seamstress! This is all in addition to being the mom of two young men.

Raphael Rivera

Raphael Rivera

Operator

Raphael was born in Binangonan, Philippines, and studied in Rizal Technological and Polytechnic Institute. He took a One Year Information Technology Course, then studied at Systems Technology Institute (STI), taking vocational courses of Cobol Programming, Online Cobol Programming and Computer Literacy Program. After he graduated in 1992 he worked at the Triple R Computer Activities Corporation as a Data Encoder for 16 years. He then decided to work for ePerformax as an outbound call center agent handling Dish Network, to offer Dish Network promotions. After that, he became a sales associates, back-store supervisor and later, a visual merchandiser. After two and a half years, he decided to go back home to be with my family. He's very neat, organized and reliable. To get the job done you can depend on him. He’s a quick learner and always has a positive attitude.


Sheila Alvaran

Sheila Alvaran

Operator

Sheila was born in Manila and raised in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. She worked as a Customer Service Representative and a Sales Agent for two years. She always does the best she can in whatever she does and accepts life's challenges with a smile on her face and faith in God. She enjoys working with StorageUnitAuctionList.com because it gave her the opportunity to work with great people who inspire her to do her job very well. She spends her free time going to church, playing with her dogs, blogging, reading, and catching up with friends. She believes that every great business is built on friendship.
James Schreiber

James Schreiber

Lead Storage Auction Specialist / Onboar

James, our newest member of the team, is Auction Zing Lead Onboarding Specialist. This position requires James to be able to answer any questions regarding Auction Zings large-scale auctions. He also enables facilities to make the leap and sell their items through our highly advanced online auction platform - these requirements make James one of our most knowledgeable (and friendly!) team members. James grew up in a small town in North Carolina called Brasstown. This upbringing garnished a true appreciation for Southern hospitality and a love for the great outdoors; some of James favorite outdoor activities are kayaking and mountain biking. James also attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville where he studied Ecology and Environmental Studies.

One fun fact about James - he is a certified white water raft guide!

Courtney Fagan

Courtney Fagan

Facility Liaison

Courtney joined the Storage Unit Auction List team in October of 2013. As our facility liaison, Courtney serves all of our clients in a warm and friendly manner while providing knowledgeable answers to any questions and/or concerns that they may have. Courtney grew up in a small town in North Carolina and after traveling a bit, moved to Asheville in 2010. She loves the city, its atmosphere and considers the mountains home. Courtney is most interested in horticulture, sociology and archaeology and in her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, seeing live music and relaxing with her friends and pets.

One fun fact about Courtney - She has two cats and a dog who she loves to come home to every day!

Sheryl Pena

Sheryl Pena

Verifier

Sheryl A. Dela Pena is a freelance call center agent connected with SkyLink 2 in Masbate City Philippines. She’s a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Management and Accountancy at Osmena Colleges in Masbate, Philippines. She's a jolly person, optimistic and dependable. She also loves talking to people, making new friends, singing and watching movies.