Carolina Girl, Best in the World

Cameron spent her childhood summers rotating between swim team, her church youth group, and friend’s houses. A self-proclaimed “council dork,” she constantly took advantage of any opportunity to lead, organize events, or fundraise for an important cause. As an adolescent, she jumped at the chance to plan events or give back to the community. She found great happiness in working with people and being service-oriented – which still reigns true today! In high school, Cameron spent all four years on the Student Council including her term as Student Body President. Cameron spent her summers on mission trips to places such as Jamaica and Mexico. Her passion for people trickled into her college career too!

Although Cameron wanted to go out of state for college initially, she found it important to be close to family. As she was all set to attend Clemson, she toured the University of South Carolina, and something clicked. While the diversity of the campus and the student body was appealing, she will tell you what really made her chose Carolina is that the cafeteria served “half-sweet, half-unsweet” tea… sold.

After seeing the bulletin board on the hall of the Carolina admissions building, Cameron realized she would be presented with so many opportunities as a college student, and she could be anything she wanted to be. She strived to be hard-working and always busy. She decided to study Journalism and Mass Communication with a focus in Public Relations. In between her classes she worked as a runner at a local law firm.

Cameron immersed herself in all that Carolina would offer her. She became an integral part of Freshman Council (student government), Young Life, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and various clubs. While Cameron continued to develop her academic and professional life at Carolina, she also created lifelong relationships. Cameron met her soon-to-be husband in a women’s studies class. Cameron had a “class crush” on Jacob, and the rest was history. During Cameron’s senior year, Jacob proposed, and they were married the December after graduation.

As Cameron and Jacob began their life together, the pair moved back to Jacob’s home town in Huntersville, NC. This was their first stop on their “Tour de Carolinas”. After settling in, Cameron started her first job as a Coursepack Sales Associate for a local publishing company and College Bookstore, where she would work with professors to create a custom textbook for their class. This included copyright clearance, design, print, and delivery of the end product for $0.55 cents commission per book.

In 2011, Cameron and her husband took their next leap to Raleigh, NC. Cameron worked for the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) where she specialized in public relations and email marketing to gain exposure in the community. Although she loved her role with DPAC, she had an itch to work in the non-profit world and accepted a new role at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where she served as a Special Events Specialist. She loved this role as it gave her the opportunity to work with a group of great women to run all Eastern Carolina walks, galas, and events for the organization.

Next stop on the tour was Winston Salem, NC! Jacob went back to business school at Wake Forest University and Cameron worked for an advertising agency as an Account Executive, where she managed inbound marketing and web design for an array of clients. She wore many hats during her stint in Winston Salem and gathered several helpful professional tools along the way.

Upon his graduation, Jacob was placed in the Wells Fargo Leadership Program which carried the couple to Columbia then, last but not least, Charleston! Upon moving to Charleston, Cameron continued to work for her previous employer in Columbia but soon found that she wanted to take advantage of everything Charleston had to offer. While in Myrtle Beach on a work trip, Cameron noticed that her childhood friend, Lindsey Halter (Hi Lindsey!) was promoted at work and her previous role as Marketing Broker Assistant (now Broker Services Coordinator) at Lee & Associates was available! Cameron decided this was the perfect opportunity for her to apply her skills in Charleston and get her feet wet in the commercial real estate industry. Cameron joined the Lee family in June of 2015.

As a Marketing Broker Assistant, Cameron had the opportunity to work closely with Lee Principals and other agents which allowed her to observe different working styles and pick up on skills to build her own positive rapport. After two and a half years, Cameron transitioned to become a full-time agent initially focusing on industrial and flex listings. She now specializes in office and works alongside Reid Davis and Pete Harper on their team, the Charleston Office Advisors.

For the first time in a long time, Cameron felt like she found a job that would present itself as a long term career. She has seen herself grow and her role as an agent has become a lifestyle. Her independence has allowed her to succeed and feel at home here at Lee.

When she’s not closing deals, managing multimillion-dollar listings, or marketing Charleston’s most exclusive new properties, Cameron enjoys spending time with her family and her Labrador, Huck. Cameron’s a glorified foodie, taking advantage of Charleston’s bustling culinary scene. She loves going to the beach and taking advantage of Charleston’s year-round sunshine. She finds any opportunity to network and build relationships in the community. Cameron is a proud aunt to five nieces and nephews – who she’s obsessed with! Her oldest nephew, Parker, was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was six years old. Pounding for Parker was formed to raise money towards pediatric brain cancer research. As a board member of Pounding for Parker, Cameron helps organize the annual golf tournament and gala for a cause very near and dear to her heart. Parker is now ten years old and his tumor is stable!

Cameron finds that her passion for people and relationships and “do-good” attitude have enabled her success as an office agent. Her traits lend themselves to be great connection pieces and after dabbling in such a variety of responsibilities, she can relate to others easily. Of course, her awesome sense of humor helps too!

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