Camron was an integral member of the Healthy City Board, sharing his passion, commitment and tireless efforts with countless people as he fully embraced and supported the mission of Healthy City. He greatly contributed to the heartbeat and energy of Healthy City. He was a leader who humbly served others and sincerely engaged with everyone he met, encouraging them on their healthcare journey no matter where on their journey they were.
After he joined the board in the fall of 2016, Camron was instrumental in developing various programs and services, such as leading grocery store tours, serving at the Pantry Item table at Food is Medicine seminars, facilitating cooking classes, and helping to build a guide to eating out in the Permian Basin, as well as a restaurant partnership program. Healthy City will be eternally grateful for Camron’s leadership, dedication and contributions, and the board remains committed to honoring Camron’s legacy.
Camron was a life-long resident of Midland and a graduate of Midland High School. Together he and his wife, Jami, led a non-profit organization called Restoration Farm that supports single mothers in the Permian Basin. Prior to starting Restoration Farm, Camron served as Vice President of Operations for several independent oil and gas companies in Midland.
In 2007, Camron found himself 80 lbs overweight and not in good health. With the help of a whole food plant based diet, swimming, biking, and running, he lost the weight and regained his health and athleticism. At the time of Camron’s passing, he was pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Nutrition from the University of New England, with aspirations of being a Certified Nutrition Specialist.
For the last 7 years of his life, Camron was an outspoken advocate for exercise and a whole food plant based diet. It was a very logical step for him to join the Healthy City Board in the mission to raise awareness and provide resources for those in the Permian Basin who are looking for a healthier way of life. Camron loved to share his source of love, strength, joy and hope with others, and many people were blessed to call him friend.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7).