Cami’s love for the arts flourished since she was a little girl growing up in Honduras. Her father, who was a music director for a non-profit organization that worked with homeless and underprivileged youth, taught her that the arts can have a deep and meaningful impact on people’s lives. From music, literature, theatre, and dance, Cami has always kept the arts close to her heart. In 2008, Cami and her parents migrated to Canada, where Cami’s love for the arts continued to expand in her new home. In school, Cami loved to partake in her school’s choir, drama, and dance clubs. She has always loved learning and taking on any opportunity to help or teach others.
Naturally, Cami decided to become a teacher, she attended the University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Education. During her final years at university, Cami moved to Steinbach with her husband Gavin. Cami knew she wanted to find a job opportunity that fit with her career goal, and in the summer of 2022, she took on the Summer Arts Day Camp director position with the Steinbach Arts Council. Cami worked as a director with SADC for two years, in that time Cami realized that she found the place she truly belonged, so she followed her father’s footsteps and decided to begin her role helping coordinate programs, after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the U of W in 2023.
One of Cami’s biggest passions is helping others; and while she is not making change in a classroom, Cami knows she is able to make change in her new community with the power of the arts helping run all the amazing programs The Steinbach Arts Council has to offer. Outside of her job, Cami loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, painting, and enjoying the short warm weather with her husband and their two dogs; Molly and Moose.