Meet The Team

Rick Beal

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Rick is a former owner/operator of 6 “Class A” facilities in the western United States. He was an intricate part of growing the company from two to six locations. During this time he also initiated and managed the companies third party management operation, bringing the right tools to other storage owners to increase their revenue.

Most recently Rick served as Vice President of Management and Development at Easy Storage Solutions, where he began their consulting and third party management division. Rick has authored many articles and blogs for the storage industry.

He is a frequently sought out keynote speaker, panel expert, and trusted source for his perspective on self-storage investment

opportunities and operations. Rick is also a board member of the Utah Self Storage Association. 

Magen Smith

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Magen is known as the Self Storage CPA. She has been in the storage industry for over a decade, filling every role from manager, CPA, operator and owner. She co-founded Safe Space Development in 2016 which specializes in conversions and ground up storage development projects. 


Magen handles the accounting and HR for Atomic Storage Group. She also handles store set up and training with Rick, and performs site audits.  

Magen holds the integrator role within Atomic, often playing liaison between site staff, owners, investors and partners to keep all plans on track and moving forward. 

Matthew Van Horn

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Matthew Van Horn is a former Co-Founder of 3 Mile Domination Self-Storage Services, a full service self-storage operations company specializing in self-storage management, feasibility studies, and consulting for the self-storage industry.

 Matthew is the Co-Author of the book Self-Storage Domination, and publisher of “Behind the Roll Up Door” a weekly newsletter dedicated to the self-storage industry.

Matthew began his self-storage career with Cutting Edge Self Storage Management.  He served as the East Coast Regional Vice President, Vice President of Operations, and partner.  

Matthew regularly speaks, writes, and blogs for industry trade shows publications, and websites. Matthew is a former board member and former President of the Florida Self Storage Association. 

Combined Atomic Team


75 Stores


32 States

24 National Conventions

0 Times on American Idol


1 Book

96 Published Articles

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Atomic Self Storage Group is a full service Self Storage Management Company specializing in Facility Management & Operations, Feasibility Studies, Consulting, Marketing, and Sales Training within the Self Storage industry.

Atomic serves entrepreneurs who love commercial real estate and monthly cash flow but do not want to the day to day headache of management.

All Atomic Founders are current or past self storage owners. As such, we put ourselves in your shoes and do what is best for the project to make you the money with the least headache. We know self storage!


Tel: 361-886-8500

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