Meet Victory: Cameron

It’s time to meet our southern gentleman, Cameron. Cam is Area Sales Manager for Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, and he’s now heading up the National Accounts role. That means, not only is he responsible for stocking bars, restaurants and distributors throughout his territory, he is also working hard to get Victory beer into all of your favorite grocery stores across our distribution footprint.

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Q: How long have you worked here at Victory?
A: Five Years 

Q: What is the best thing about your job? And the worst?
A: There are many, but I believe the best thing is working alongside a great team of varying talents paired with being able to sell and drink incredible beer. It’s pretty darn great! The worst is seeing an empty shelf of Victory beer at a grocery store, with no back stock or a keg blowing, and not having a back up!

Q: Tell me something about yourself that no one would know just by looking at you.
A: I can dunk a tennis ball!

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
A: I wanted to be a hockey player. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 99% of the kids there wanted to play, the other 1%, well, they wanted to be doctors so they can stitch up the other 99%! My Uncle Jack Gordon coached the North Stars in the early 70’s, so I thought I had a direct “in!”

Q: What do you miss most about being a kid?
A: Making bike ramps and then using them to jump over stuff!  

Q: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
A: Landing on the moon. I still think that NASA/Hollywood has us snowed.

Q: Finish this sentence: Beer is…
A: Many things to many people…I just love it!

Q: What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
A: Honestly, I’ve got Will Smith’s Gettin Jiggy Wit It as my number one!

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Q: What was the worst job you ever had?
A: I worked in a semi-truck bumper/chrome manufacturing facility in LA (Lower Alabama) one summer.  The building was made of tin and had no AC, just a fan that blew the 120 degree air around.  I made great money, but had no time to spend it.  I did learn how to stick, weld and re chrome metal though, and that propelled me into a hobby of redoing vintage bicycles. So I guess it was the worst, but at the same time, it taught me to use what I learned and got me into doing something very cool!

Q: What is your favorite line to quote from a movie?
A: I have many, but the two I love to say more than others are…
“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a DAMN.” –Gone with the Wind (And living in Atlanta, I use it all the time.)
“Well I thought it was a very lovely story, and you tell it so well.” –Forest Gump

Q: What is your favorite Victory beer and food pairing?
A:  Roasted chicken paired with DirtWolf DIPA.

Q: If you knew the world was ending, what would you do differently?
A: I suppose I’d give that piece of bubble gum back that didn’t belong to me.

Q: If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
A: Flight, then I wouldn’t have to take taxis!

Q: Which celebrity do people tell you that you resemble?
A: If you asked Eric Clapton, he would tell you that he looks like Cam Rollo.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?
A: I actually have a top 10 list, and the number one changes all the time. But since you asked, it still has to be Cheryl Crowe or Natalie Merchant. Possibly Edie Brickell.

Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A: My lips are sealed.

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Cam (right) with brother and Uncle Jack in 1973.


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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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