Cameron Linck 

27
Major Gift Officer, CSU Athletic Department

Tell us about yourself, your history and how you came to be where you are now.
Originally from Kingwood, Texas, my career path was shaped by my own personal experience of being a student-athlete at Louisiana Tech University. Shortly after graduating, I began my career in Athletic Administration, focused on fundraising for our sports programs. While there, I met my best friend and now wife, Kendra Linck. We have been in the Northern Colorado area for over two years, and love serving our Fort Collins community.   

What are you passionate about professionally and personally, and why?
I am extremely passionate about people and serving others. I am extremely motivated professorially by helping others succeed through educating and empowering student-athletes to have the same experience that I once had.   

What is your superpower?  
My wife would say doing the dishes. I’d say connecting with all kinds of individuals and aligning them back with what they are passionate about. I also love to cultivate meaningful relationships and have intentional conversations to find out what motivates those
around me.
  

What do you consider your biggest accomplishment, either professionally or personally?
Professionally, one of my biggest accomplishments was cultivating a relationship and friendship with an alum of Colorado State who made an incredible impact back toward their team. Personally, some of my greatest accomplishments were taking our team to a regional championship in college, winning a bowl game and earning my degree. Since then, marrying my wife, killing my first deer and becoming an uncle.  

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
I’ve had many great mentors, friendships and leaders who have had a great impact on the person that I am today. Too many to mention, but I would have to say my mother. She instilled a lot of great qualities in me. I owe so much to her and her leadership throughout my life.   

Where do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?
Hopefully in five years I am that much closer to accomplishing my career aspirations of becoming a collegiate athletic director. In 10 years, I hope to be able to become an athletic director, chasing around a few little ones, and floating the Poudre River on a hot Northern Colorado summer afternoon.   

What piece(s) of advice would you give to your
18-year-old self?

Coffee is much better black, don’t leave that 0-2 curveball hanging over the plate and take it one day at a time. I would tell my 18-year-old self that you have time to accomplish everything that you have set in front of you. Continue to work every day towards your dreams and don’t be afraid to set the bar high.   

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy throwing the ball with my black lab (Sunny), hunting, traveling with my wife, skiing, grilling and watching some college football when I have the chance. Also cheering on our Rams!                                                     

What would you like to give back to your community?
Time and energy. We love everything about the Choice City and even through a rough few years coming out of the pandemic, we have continued to come together and grow.