Self-storage staff
SSAM is working to encourage industry growth

The SSAM staff works diligently with legal and legislative counsels to monitor the progress of legislation that affects the self-storage industry and contributes input to assure that our viewpoints are represented, understood and protected.

About SSAM

Formed in 2007 to respond to the needs of self-storage owners and operators throughout the state, the Self-Storage Association of Michigan works to improve the business climate for its members and to encourage growth in all areas of the self-storage industry.

If you work in the industry, but not yet an SSAM member, download a membership application today!

The Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation

The Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation is a nonprofit education foundation created by the Michigan Manufactured Housing, Recreation Vehicle and Campground Association in 1991. In 2013, the Self-Storage Association of Michigan was added.

The Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation establishes educational programs and opportunities for students who wish to make a career in the RV and campground, manufactured housing or self-storage industry. In some cases, scholarships will be awarded to students even though their career goals may not lead them back to these industries. In cases like these, awards will be made to outstanding scholars or students with compelling needs.

What types of scholarships and grants are available?
The Foundation will make financial aid available to students accepted to enroll or currently enrolled at any accredited university or college. The amount of the awards may vary based on individual needs and qualifications.

How does a student qualify?
Students must forward a copy of the application to the Foundation office. The awards will be made based on the applicant’s ability to show that his/her educational goals are consistent with industry goals. The application’s presentation and thoroughness weigh heavily. The Foundation will base its decisions on need and/or merit. Students may qualify for each year accepted to enroll, or are currently enrolled at any accredited university or college.

Please check back fall 2021 for the 2022-2023 scholarship application form.

2020-2021 SSAM Board of Directors

Peter Spickenagel - President
Owner/Operator '21
Citizen Storage

Chad Lundberg - Vice President
Owner/Operator ’23
The Storage Group

Jeff Steffani - Treasurer/Secretary
Vendor ‘22
U-Haul Company of Central Michigan

Jim Abraham
Owner/Operator ’23
Abe's Storage

Theresa Gallas
Vendor ’21
Janus International

Adam Pogoda
Owner/Operator ‘23
Pogoda Companies