Cameron Rector reflects on seeking fulfillment where it’s least expected.

Innovator Cameron Rector wows with honesty as he describes his recovery from alcoholism as a mixologist. The message is universally accessible, urging us to appreciate that everyone is broken, before trying to realign our own pieces. Cameron overcame his struggles through selflessness, and he inspires us to do the same.

About the speaker

After growing up in the Hudson Valley, Cameron Rector moved to Buffalo. He managed numerous bars and restaurants around town until opening Vera Pizzeria, Buffalo’s first craft cocktail bar, in the fall of 2011. The establishment has been awarded best cocktail bar and best craft cocktails in the city by Buffalo Spree from 2012-2016. During this time, Cameron has travelled to consult with and train staff at numerous bars throughout Western New York and the surrounding region. He’s also a father and motorcycle-enthusiast.

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