Meet Victory: Cameron Russell

Meet Cameron Russell, Victory’s Great Lakes Sales Representative. He’s busy canvasing the territory of Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, helping our wholesalers do a better job of ensuring that our beer is readily available to the public in the freshest manner possible.photo

Q: How long have you worked here at Victory?
A: 3 years and a few months.

Q: What is the best thing about your job? And the worst?
A: Best: Meeting people and sharing passion for good beer.
Worst: Having to listen to a lot of religion, politics and race talk out on the road from, let’s just say, “opinionated”, bar owners and patrons. Keep those ideas to yourself!

Q: What was the worst job you ever had?
A: I used to work at a factory making all of the vacuum hoses in your cars and vehicles. I started with 8 other guys and after lunch on the first shift I worked, it was me and another guy, the others had just left at lunch and didn’t come back! By Thursday of my first week, that other guy had quit, too. I ended up working there for 5 years — I must be crazy!

Q: Tell me something about yourself that no one would know just by looking at you.
A: I used to be a hip hop DJ and had cornrows at one time.

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
A: A baseball player. I loved playing baseball and I was good at it until I discovered football.

Q: What do you miss most about being a kid?
A: No bills!

Q: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
A: I think I’d like to attend the 1964 Cleveland Browns NFL Championship Game, when they beat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts. Because Lord knows, it’s not looking like I’ll be alive when they win another one!

Q: Finish this sentence: Beer is…
A: The best thing that ever happened to mankind.

Q: What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
A: Huey Lewis and the News “Do You Believe in Love” or Prince “Raspberry Beret.” They are literally tied when I looked at it on iTunes. Big surprise…

Q: What is your favorite line to quote from a movie?
A: “It’s so damn hot! Milk was a BAAAAADDDD choice!” Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

Q: What is your favorite Victory beer and food pairing?
A: I once went to a beer dinner where they paired Otto in Oak with smoked Montreal brisket. It was incredible!

Q: If you knew the world was ending, what would you do differently?
A: I’d probably not buy as many movies as I have.

Q: If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
A: I’d want to have a healing factor like Wolverine. Lord knows, with some of my hangovers and the stuff I do to myself while getting to those hangovers, it would become useful!

Q: Which celebrity do people tell you that you resemble?
A: I used to get a lot of Heath Ledger when he was alive. I haven’t heard that in a while, thankfully. Now, nobody really.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?
A: I suppose Scarlett Johansson or The Queen of England.

Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A: “Somehow, I Avoided Living in a Van Down by the River: The Turbulent Life and Half Assed Amazing Times of Cameron Russell”

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2 Responses to Meet Victory: Cameron Russell

  1. Bill Covaleski July 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM #

    Damn, this REALLY is Cam. What an honest and funny card!

  2. @tankv88 September 16, 2013 at 11:09 PM #

    Hey that top pic looks like brew fest Cleveland! Where the hell is the victory bell ringer?????

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The story of Victory Brewing Company starts on a school bus in 1973 when fifth-graders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski stepped aboard, on their way to a new school. The two became fast friends and remained so, even as they grew up and went to college on opposite coasts. Just months out of college, Bill’s appreciation of good beer and access to his father’s home brewing equipment inspired him to explore the hobby. That same year (1985), Bill gave Ron a home brewing kit as a Christmas gift. With that, both Bill and Ron developed their love of the craft…
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