Cameron is one of the few Californians who was born here and never left. Cameron lived in Burbank his entire life. In fact, he notes, “I don’t get out much.” Cameron graduated Burbank High School in 1981. His mother Dorene is a Realtor and had worked for V.I.P. Realty since 1976. In 1982 Cameron joined V.I.P. as a “gopher” earning $4.50 an hour. At first V.I.P. didn’t know exactly how they would use Cameron. Neither Cameron nor V.I.P. have been the same since.
Cameron immediately accepted task upon task upon task. Peter Rosenthal’s typical quote is, “I am just a figurehead–Cameron REALLY runs the company.” Cameron is one of those “be everywhere, do everything” type people, and through a rapid series of promotions became an officer and director of V.I.P. Trust Deed Company and, in fact, has acquired one half of the company stock.
In 1988 Cameron married Sandra, his high school sweetheart of ten years. They purchased a house in Burbank and over a period of years performed a major remodel with Cameron doing most of the construction. Sandra Kessinger is a commercial real estate appraiser with her own appraisal company.
In addition to being the “do everything” person at V.I.P., Cameron has found time to pursue a B.S. degree in Business Administration at California State University, Northridge, graduating in 1997.
If all of this were not enough, Cameron drove Sports 2000 class race cars for a few years in the mid-1980’s and maintains an extensive “casino chip” collection.