A blue collar life, with a vision for the future.
Early life and Education
Cameron grew up Catholic in a family of 5 in Cranston, RI. He now considers himself 'spiritual but not religious'. He attended E.S. Rhodes, Edgewood Highland, Park View Jr., and Cranston East. Some of his most memorable moments in primary and secondary school include winning an Essay contest which sent him to Washington DC where he met John Chafee, Claiborne Pell and Jack Reed.
In high school he was a member of the Cranston Highschool East Acapella Choir, and Jazz vocal group "East Connection" where he had the opportunity to travel and sing in competition.
The struggle was real
From high school Cameron had a variety of jobs including radio promotions, a guitar shop, a coffee shop and a couple of bike shops, he did some kitchen work, and briefly tried carpentry. He's never been a member of a country club, but he has done maintenance at one. He spent 9 non-consecutive summers working at Camp Yawgoog which he considered to be a formative experience in his teens and 20s. Cameron was also a member of variously unsuccessful garage bands from which no recordings are known to exist.
College and Professional Career
Cameron attended college at Rhode Island College where he started as a Communications major and finished with a degree in Psychology, he then returned to pursue a second degree in Political Science, finishing with membership to the National Honor Society for Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha. After completing his first degree, Cameron completed the 49th Providence Fire Academy and joined the ranks of the Providence Fire Department. Beginning on Engine 9, then Engine 12, and eventually moved to Rescue 6 until he made the rank of Rescue Lieutenant and was transferred to Rescue 2, then Rescue 4 and now Rescue 5. Cameron loves the work of Rescue for the variety, unpredictability and challenge of the calls as well the non-stop pace.
Since that visit to DC at the age of 13 Cameron has had his sights set on one day returning to the political realm. His habit of hard work and dedication have served him well to this point and he plans to put his nose to the grindstone now to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders, elevate the homeless population and improve healthcare for everyone.
His hobbies include writing, running, bicycling, backpacking and mountaineering. He, with his climbing partners, recently summited Mount Rainier in Washington. He is also an avid home brewer and loves to share the fruits of this labor with friends and family. Most of all, he loves being a husband and father. Cameron and his partner Jenn, met in 2008. Jenn is the co-founder of a medical and behavioral health practice serving Bristol County, MA and Rhode Island since 2014. Together they have a dashing 6-year-old son who is a kind, strong and creative individual.