I figured it might be a good time to officially introduce myself to my readers in and around North Tillamook County. Hi! My name is Brian Cameron and I’m the new Managing Editor of The North Coast Citizen.
A long time local I’m a third generation Tillamook County resident and have personally lived in the area for over 30 years. I have spent a great deal of my time here working myriad positions with various establishments, as we all know here on the coast in order to call this place home its required to wear many hats. My first ever job as a teenager was serving ice cream to visiting tourists at the Tillamook Cheese Factory, I worked fast food, as a produce farm hand and even in childcare for a brief stint.
Upon graduating as an official Cheesemaker I headed north into the downtown metropolitan environment of Seattle to attend art school and learn the whims of design and illustration. Moving to Portland after graduating with my art degree I did what any successful art grad does; pizza delivery! More lucrative than one might think, those Pearl District tenants tip well, well enough for me to save for a few separate trips to Europe to gallivant the rails with my trusty backpack. Over the next subsequent years I saved funds to visit lower Patagonia, South America as well as hone my SCUBA skills in Caribbean Central America while working as a wildland firefighter for the State Department of Forestry. Moving back home to Tillamook I decided to put roots down by starting my own tour company called Tillamook Eco Adventures.
Currently my top priority is being the father of my toddler-aged twins as well as be stepdad to preteen twins, and learning how to fly the desk I currently write on, all while managing the business and family at home. Needless to say I have a lot on my plate, regardless I take on the role of Managing Editor with exuberance, as bringing news to the citizens of the North Coast is a newfound passion.
I look forward to developing a good working relationship with everyone here along the North Coast in whatever facet I can, and do hope to fill these sizeable shoes left by my predecessor.