PHOENIX, ARIZ. — Toy Storage Nation has named longtime Phoenix resident Drew Whitney as Editorial Director, responsible for setting strategy for expanding the content of the online library of articles, news items, blogs, features, etc., at ToyStorageNation.com and its focus on all aspects of developing, building, owning and operating Executive Level Class A RV and Boat Storage Businesses.
A seasoned writer with more than 30 years of experience, Whitney earned a bachelor’s in English from Montana State University before starting her career as a newspaper reporter for local weeklies across the country for several years, leading to an editor role with the New York Times Magazine Group, where she wrote and traveled for a monthly outdoor recreation magazine with a circulation of 300,000. From there she entered graduate school at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, working simultaneously at KAET Channel 8 and The Arizona Republic.
Before long she was drawn to the B2B magazine world, where she wrote and edited more than a dozen magazines over a 20-year span, covering a wide range of topics, including self-storage.
“Developing the content for Toy Storage Nation is reminiscent of the early days of self-storage, when business was booming and opportunities were plentiful,” says Whitney. “It’s exciting to have a front row seat to watch an industry take off, especially when you get to know the people who are making it happen and enjoying the rewards.”
“I look forward to connecting with people who are entering the industry as much as those who have been driving its success,” Whitney continues. “We are currently working on a redesign of the website so we can make it even easier for visitors to find everything from A to Z about the business of recreational vehicle storage, including how to find the best site, securing financing and working through zoning, building a great facility, incorporating security features, what amenities to offer customers … the list goes on.”
“We are grateful that Drew has agreed to join Toy Storage Nation as editorial director,” says co-owner Amy Bix. “Her experience and excitement to explore all aspects of the industry is just what we need to complement the expertise of our team and deliver a continuous flow of interesting and informative content to our growing audience.”
Toy Storage Nation is the Independent VOICE of the Recreational Vehicle Storage Industry, focused on Executive Class A storage for RVs and boats. For more information, visit ToyStorageNation.com.
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