Cameron Townsend is definitely a one of a kind Pro. By day, he works hard in the classroom as a high school English teacher! By night (and the summer)? He moonlights as a SnapBar Vigilante. He is one of our most requested Pros, and it's no wonder, given his natural fun attitude and professionalism! We give him the highest marks as a Pro, but even higher for his work in the classroom.
Cameron started working at a child care center during college, where he developed a passion and love for teaching children. He never expected his life to go this direction, as he originally started college hoping to learn construction. Originally from the Bay Area, he moved up to Washington where he got a job as a para-educator working as an assistant English teacher at what is now known as Evergreen High School. Through teaching and nonprofit involvement, he was able to begin mentoring middle school boys and girls. This only increased his passion for teaching youth! Shortly after this, he returned to school as a student at Seattle University where he earned his Masters in Teaching. Cameron is now going into his 4th year of teaching High School English at the same place he was a para-educator -- Evergreen High School in White Center, Seattle!
So why is The SnapBar such a good fit for a passionate teacher? Cameron told us:
"I love that working events with The SnapBar allows me to get my party-pants on and be a part of an exclusive experience that I otherwise would not have been invited to. Whether it is a wedding, backyard BBQ, holiday party, you name it. I get to interact with an entirely different crowd each time, and I love seeing the guests’ faces when they see themselves on the screen and say, 'oh wow, I look good!'"
Before The SnapBar, Cameron had never thought about photography. But because of The SnapBar, he is now trained in lighting, exposure, camera angles, and a number of other things. So now his phone is filled with professional photos of his meals. He says it's a blessing and a curse. Sorry, Cameron! 😉
- Cameron worked a summer camp job where one of his responsibilities was to chase black bears and mountain lions out of the campgrounds at night.
- He's a long time player, coach, and enthusiastic fan of soccer.
- He recently got into backpacking and has been exploring the state of Washington every summer break. He says he's still waiting on the lottery for that permit to the Enchantments.
- He and his students are featured on a TED-ED innovation project and associated educational webpage found on www.rollcallproject.com.
Cameron's Rave Reviews:
"Thank you so much! Cameron was great! And everyone raved about how great the pictures were and how cool The Photo Box looked. I saw all the digital pictures online and they all looked so good that it made me a little sad that I didn't take that many pictures. Lol. I will definitely recommend you guys any chance that I can! :) " -Audrey Hamid
"All of my guests enjoyed having SnapBar there and loved Cameron. Please thank him for being a party of our wedding and making it special... My sister is getting married in April 2017. Her fiancé loved Cameron at my wedding, so I believe they're going to book SnapBar and request him! Tell Cameron I'll see him in April!" -Jenney Oh