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CEO Team of Excellence Winner Spotlights: Kaitlyn Schneider, Lu Scofield, & Meghan Breshears

The Extra Space Storage CEO Team of Excellence award is given out each year to recognize a group of exceptional professionals. Recipients are chosen by leaders from across the company for their outstanding accomplishments in the previous year and their dedication to company values.

This year, in addition to our annual announcement of all winners, we’re giving each one of these extraordinary individuals their time to shine. We asked each of them a few questions about their background and their thoughts on working at Extra Space Storage. Here’s a special look at three of our winners and what they had to say.

Kaitlyn Schneider – District Manager in Training

CEO Team of Excellence Spotlight, Kaitlyn Schneider, District Manager In Training

Kaitlyn Schneider enjoys watching movies, wrestling, and building Legos with her husband and 4-year-old daughter. In her free time, she also enjoys arts and crafts, interior design, and learning about architecture. She’s traveled to Japan and would love to visit Dubai someday.

Where are you from?

Redding, CA, and Indianapolis, IN.

How many years have you worked at Extra Space Storage?

Almost 6 years.

What advice would you give someone just starting out at Extra Space Storage to help them succeed?

Find an aspect of the job that you are passionate about. Passion is a spark and can keep you motivated to achieve your goals. When the team sees your passion for either an operational goal or a site project, they become motivated to reach the same level of success as you.

What do you enjoy most about working at Extra Space Storage?

What I enjoy the most about Extra Space Storage is the culture. We’re the definition of a team. Everyone is trying their best to support one another to reach their goals and is always willing to be there for each other.

Which Extra Space Storage value (Teamwork, Excellence, Integrity, Passion, Innovation) is important to you and why?

Passion is the most important value to me. If you are passionate about something, the rest of the values will follow. Passion causes you to not only be excellent, it then causes you to think of innovations to make your goals or projects even more successful.

Lu Scofield – Brand Marketing Specialist

CEO Team of Excellence Spotlight - Lu Scofield Brand Marketing Specialist

Lu Scofield loves spending time outdoors. Her favorite hobbies are skiing, white water rafting, camping, and boating. Last year, she spent five days rafting the lower fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Her husband’s family buys and trains wild horses, and each year take them out on a week-long pack trip!

Where are you from?

Holladay, UT, and currently live in Sandy, UT.

How many years have you worked at Extra Space Storage?

Almost 4 years.

What advice would you give someone just starting out at Extra Space Storage to help them succeed?

Be willing to take on new tasks and challenges in your role. Not only will this improve your career performance, but it also gives you an opportunity to enhance your skill set and position yourself well for future career prospects. Challenge yourself, push yourself outside of your comfort zone, and be open to (and seek out) feedback from your leaders and peers!

What do you enjoy most about working at Extra Space Storage?

Easy, the people! The people at Extra Space Storage make it what it is: amazing, successful, and fun. I have strong relationships with many people at the company, and I know I can rely on them when I need support at work or in life.

Which Extra Space Storage value (Teamwork, Excellence, Integrity, Passion, Innovation) is important to you and why?

Our value of Teamwork is close to my heart. Through teamwork new ideas are born because different perspectives are shared, productivity increases by sharing workloads, strong work relationships are created, and a healthy competitive culture is established.

Meghan Breshears – Senior Operations Specialist

CEO Team of Excellence Spotlight Meghan Breshears Senior Operations Specialist

In her spare time, Meghan Breshears enjoys taking her dogs out walking and hiking. Her hobbies include traveling, going to the symphony, and playing golf with her parents on weekends. She spent the past year remodeling her home with her husband—it’s their second time remodeling a home!

Where are you from?

Salt Lake City, UT.

How many years have you worked at Extra Space Storage?

Nine years!

What advice would you give someone just starting out at Extra Space Storage to help them succeed?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

What do you enjoy most about working at Extra Space Storage?

The people. The teamwork at Extra Space Storage is amazing. There are so many smart and kind employees who are always willing to help.

Which Extra Space Storage value (Teamwork, Excellence, Integrity, Passion, Innovation) is important to you and why?

What I value most is passion. For me, passion is what drives me to go the extra mile. By displaying passion in your role, you can help those around you to excel in their roles. It enhances the customer experience as well.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Schneider, Lu Scofield, and Meghan Breshears for being selected as winners of the 2021 CEO Team of Excellence! Stay tuned for more winner spotlights in the coming weeks!

Interested in joining a winning team? Learn more about our culture and employment opportunities at careers.extraspace.com.