Cameron was originally an accounting major at San Francisco State University, but as his graduation date got closer he realized that a career in accounting would cause his soul to die (no offense accountants of the world). He switched gears and pursued programming, a long-time interest of his. After graduation he worked as a back-end developer in San Francisco with some great individuals and teams, gaining priceless experience in many aspects of web development. Being an Oregon native and wanting to get back to his roots, he left the Bay Area and moved to Portland June of 2013. In his free time he enjoys cooking, shredding face melting sweeping arpeggios (playing guitar), photography, hiking, fishing, going to as many music shows as possible, and even web developing for fun.
What motivates you to succeed at your job?
I am naturally competitive, I enjoy being good at what I do. New projects bring new challenges that force me to stay motivated to find solutions to problems. Continuously quaffing down delicious Water Ave coffee/cold brew also helps. I strongly believe that delivering the best work possible benefits all parties involved. The client is happy, I am happy, and the client’s intended audience is also happy.
What is on your work music playlist?
Music has always been a big part of my life, therefore I have a wide and eclectic taste. My choice of music varies with my mood, but here are some bands I have been listening to lately: Envy, Pelican, Native, E40, Murs, Slayer, Refused, Neurosis, Sleeping In Gethsemane, Animals as Leaders, Tiger Army, Cursive, and Bad Religion.
Where do you go to escape Portlandia?
I am trying to explore the outdoors as much as possible. Last summer I took a trip to fish and camp the Rogue River in Southern Oregon with my uncle Dave. This summer I am looking forward to backpacking the Columbia River Gorge and hopefully making it to Ice Lake in the Fall.