Placentia facility manager, Don Kemper, takes on the world’s largest extreme obstacle course for a chance at a $50,000 all-or-nothing grand prize, on ABC television’s hit show Wipeout, airing on Thursday, February 24, 2011.
At 6’4” and 240lbs., Don is a physically imposing figure until he smiles warmly and welcomes you with his personable charm. As a Storage Solutions Top Performer in 2010, Don’s outgoing personality, knowledge, and hard work ethic mean excellent service for his customers and great performance for his facility. Ever up for a challenge, Don eagerly took those same attributes and beat some 75,000 other applicants vying to become “Wipeout Champion.”
After the application process, several interviews, and lots of waivers, Don and his step-daughter Tatiana Kelly, secured their spot to challenge 12 other pairs of contestants in a Wipeout pairs episode. Don’s biggest challenge was getting hesitant Storage Solutions management to agree. Operations Manager, Jae Ho, explains, “We definitely wanted Don to do the show. We knew he would be great at it because he’s smart and athletic. But our concern was he would get hurt, and he is such a great asset to lose for any amount of time.”
Don’s episode taped in one day in November. He returned to work with his right arm in a sling. While he isn’t able to divulge results, Don did share this: “The overall experience of getting to run the obstacle course, including jumping over the infamous ‘big balls’ and other unreal, unbelievable and grueling challenges, was exhausting and withering.” And if the sling didn’t say the rest, Don ended with, “You’ll have to watch the show to see how it all ended up for us – I definitely Wipeout!”
Ask for the Don Wipeout Special and he’ll wipeout 25% off your next self storage rental! You’re also welcome to stop in for stories or autographs. And don’t forget to watch for Don on Wipeout!
About Storage Solutions:
Storage Solutions is a growing leader in the self-storage industry, offering consumers and businesses a variety of self-storage space and supplies at 21 convenient store locations in Southern California. Storage Solutions is the self-storage division of Union Development Company a developer of real estate in Southern California for over 100 years. The firm holds more than 1.7 million square feet of property in its portfolio including retail, industrial, and self-storage facilities and R.V. and boat storage facilities that are branded under the Storage Solutions name. Both companies are based in Cerritos, California, and co-owned in a joint venture by Barker Pacific Group and New York-based Angelo, Gordon & Co., a leading investment management firm specializing in non-traditional assets. For more information, visit www.StorageSolutionsCA.com.