Cameron grew up between Middlebury, Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. From a young age, biking became a favorite pastime; passed down by his dad, an avid cyclist. From family cycling trips in high school, to leading bicycle touring trips during and after college, cycling has been an integral part of Cameron's life for a long time.
After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2007, Cameron began teaching high school at Darrow School, a small boarding school in the Berkshires of New York state. Between his two years of teaching at Darrow, Cameron rode cross country from the coast of Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts and raised money for a youth biking organization called Trips for Kids. It was on this trip in 2008 that Cameron first began dreaming of a South American cycling adventure. Though Mundo Pequeño wasn't yet a fully formed, it was on this solo cross country tour that Cameron recognized the social aspect of bicycle travel. From strangers insisting that he take a night off from camping to stay in their home to being offered free meals on several occasions, the kindness and generosity bestowed upon Cameron was remarkable.
After riding cross country and finishing teaching high school, Cameron spent time living in Portland, Oregon, where he worked at a winery, a therapeutic elementary school, the Grilled Cheese Grill, and as a bike messenger. Though he enjoyed his time in Portlandia, something more was calling, and Cameron returned to UMass Amherst for a very social justice focused M.Ed. where he found another love of civic engagement and structural change work. After directing a student rights organization called the Center for Education Policy and Advocacy for three years, Cameron returned to his home state of Vermont to work for the Vermont Democratic Party. Though Cameron held several roles with the VT Dems, he was most recently the Coordinated Campaign Director - responsible for the 2016 statewide campaign infrastructure that supported Democrats up and down the ticket.
Mundo Pequeño is Cameron's next step. After nearly 10 years daydreaming of a bike trip across the Americas, his dream of joining two great friends on an adventure re-imagined is coming true.
He hopes you'll come along for the ride.
Email Cameron directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org