Meet the team

John Kassar

John has spent his career structuring insurance programs tailored to the real estate industry. His specialties are designing multi-layered insurance programs, managing alternative risk programs and negotiating reinsurance contracts.

He’s the father of 4 boys, loving husband to Kate and you can find him on the slopes whenever there are Bluebird days.

Chelsea Daoust

Chelsea spends her days directing and developing the operations of our self-storage program. From handling licensing, software implementation and manager trainings, to traveling across the states for industry trade shows, Chelsea is our go-girl, and an integral part of our business.

Chelsea graduated from the University of Hawaii. She is an adventure seeker, nature enthusiast, a Seattle Seahawk fan and a dog mom to a little 3 year-old rescue pup named Chance.

Ben Ellis

Ben oversees the finance and accounting department at Sage. He is responsible for managing all aspects of facility billing and financial reporting, with a strong focus on cash flow generation, occupancy retention and in-place sell through percentages.

Ben grew up on both the East and West Coasts, attended school in Colorado, and enjoys spending his free time playing golf, tennis, and traveling to other countries.

Jason Hope

Jason is the CFO at Sage Insurance services where he provides financial guidance and oversight to the business. Mr. Hope has more than 13 years of experience working in accounting and finance roles at various private and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Hope graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. degree in 2005 in Accountancy and a Masters in Accountancy in 2006. He worked in the San Diego office of KPMG where he focused in the audit and advisory function on large public and private, including not-for-profit, organizations located in San Diego and the Southwest. He has been a CFA charter holder since 2010.  Mr. Hope has had an active CPA license from the state of California since 2007. He helps Sage achieve financial and business success through meticulous attention to detail and impeccable accuracy and has built lasting relationships founded on trust and results.

Tony Saludes

Tony is responsible for day-to-day financial reporting and billing.  Tony is a San Diego Native and proud Navy Veteran.  In his free time, he likes to play soccer and power lift.

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