Real people, real journeys at StorQuest Self Storage in Santa Monica, California

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Real People, Real Journeys

These awesome guests are all on their own unique journey but they have one big thing in common – a quest for a more awesome life. Learn about their passions below to see how they use StorQuest as a springboard to Make Room For Awesome.

Mike L.

Mirror Artist & Creator of a Modernized Disco Ball

Location: Denver, CO

Lawyer by day, artist by every other moment. Mike is inspiring and inspired – a deep thinker, he spends his free time reading, following innovators and their innovations, and communing with the natural world in his 4x4. His artistic talent runs the gamut, including reinventing the disco ball, which has since accompanied Bob Dylan, the Lumineers, and Nathaniel Radcliffe on stage.

Check out Mike on Instagram.

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StorQuest Self Storage guest Mike Lustig's mirror art
StorQuest Self Storage guest Mike Lustig's mirror art
StorQuest Self Storage guest Mike Lustig's mirror art

Dass Shanti K.

Yoga Teacher & Life Coach

Location: Miami, FL

What doesn’t Dass Shanti love about life? She’s a passionate yogi, an inspirational leader when it comes to helping others find their true self and true nature, and she’s a bit of an adventurer. Dass Shanti finds India fascinating and considers her time spent there as educational as it was inspirational. Free to move with her StorQuest unit full, Dass Shanti is launching a life coaching business to help people find clarity to experience a more authentic and prosperous life.

Check out Dass Shanti on Instagram.

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StorQuest Self Storage guest Dass Shanti kneeling in front of a buddha statue
StorQuest Self Storage guest Dass Shanti
StorQuest Self Storage guest Dass Shanti
StorQuest Self Storage guest Dass Shanti

"The location is convenient, the price reasonable, it's clean, and the staff are kind and accommodating. And Kelly Slater? Hello!"

Taylor & Carla

Small Business Owners

Location: Portland, OR

Mother and daughter powerhouse – Taylor and Carla – are the dream team behind Oregon-based Portland Revibe, a business that breathes life back into really cool vintage items. Both inspired by fashion and home goods, the two love thrifting and the excitement of finding the perfect vintage piece to "revibe" or refurbish. Their hidden superpower: tackling huge customized sourcing & palletizing commercial bulk vintage projects.

Check out Taylor & Carla on Etsy.

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StorQuest Self Storage guests Taylor & Carla with their refurbished vintage homegoods
StorQuest Self Storage guests Taylor & Carla of Portland Revibe
StorQuest Self Storage guests Taylor & Carla's Portland Revibe Vintage Collective logo
StorQuest Self Storage guests Taylor and Carla of Portland Revibe

Paul A.

Celebrity Chef

Location: Miami, FL

It’s an understatement to say that Paul loves food. His company’s – Silver Spoon Events – mantra is healthy living with a gourmet taste. Paul loves everything that goes along with nourishment – fresh foods, local foods, and foods that fuel. Because of his affinity for eating well, he is a high-in-demand chef to celebrities and organizers of upscale private events. All this means is that Paul has the freedom to follow his palate and be creative and innovative when it comes to mealtime.

Check out Paul on Instagram.

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StorQuest Self Storage guest chef Paul of Silver Spoon Events in a kitchen
StorQuest Self Storage guest and celebrity chef, Paul A.
StorQuest Self Storage guest and celebrity chef, Paul A., preparing dishes for Silver Spoon Events
StorQuest Self Storage guest and celebrity chef Paul A.

Jordan K.

FULL-TIME TRAVELER & ADVENTURE SQUAD PACK LEADER

Location: Hermosa Beach, CA

Outdoor enthusiast Jordan Kahana quit his job to travel the country and rescued two abandoned pups along the way. He uses his StorQuest unit to make room for awesome in his life (and his apartment). He’s stoked to travel freely with peace of mind that all of his belongings are safe & sound until he gets back. Adventure on, Adventure Squad!

Check out Jordan on Instagram.

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StorQuest Self Storage guest and Adventure Squad leader Jordan Kahana
StorQuest Self Storage guest and Adventure Squad leader, Jordan Kahana, in an ATV
StorQuest Self Storage guest and Adventure Squad leader, Jordan Kahana, in a hot air balloon
StorQuest Self Storage guest and Adventure Squad leader, Jordan Kahana, in front of an ATV in the desert

Jesse Billauer

2x World Adaptive Surfing Champion & Life Rolls On Founder

Jesse Billauer is a world-class athlete, traveler, and motivational speaker. He was one of the top junior surfers in the world and was on his way to going pro, when a tragic surfing accident left him paralyzed. With the help of the surfing community, family, and friends, Jesse was able to get back in the water and win the title of World Champion Adaptive Surfer.

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StorQuest Self Storage ambassador Jesse Billauer adaptive surfing
StorQuest Self Storage ambassador and world-champion adaptive surfer, Jesse Billauer, at Machu Picchu
Jesse Billauer at StorQuest Self Storage in Santa Monica, CA
Jesse Billauer at StorQuest Self Storage in Santa Monica, CA

Kyle F.

Outdoor Enthusiast & Digital Product Designer

Location: Boulder, CO

Kyle’s got a knack for all things outdoors. From 50K trail runs to backcountry skiing and epic multi-day rafting expeditions, Kyle loves to “get amongst it”. With so much gear taking over his living room, StorQuest helped him reclaim his space and make even more room for adventure.

Check out Kyle on Instagram.

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StorQuest Self Storage ambassador Kyle Frost camping
StorQuest Self Storage ambassador Kyle Frost mountain biking
StorQuest Self Storage ambassador Kyle Frost mountain biking on a ridge above a desert canyon
StorQuest Self Storage ambassador Kyle Frost in front of a snowy mountain peak

"We love the facilities (restroom and space to work), service, staff, bright natural light, security, and accessibility."

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