Cam grew up in Vancouver with Japanese exchange students living in his home. Following a couple of surprise life changes in the early 80’s, mixed with a weak Canadian Economy, Cam took advice and moved to Japan. This set the direction for Cam’s life and was when he learned about Japanese cuisine.
He returned to Vancouver in late 80’s and opened Alpine Lodge Whistler with his brother. They created a full service tour operation that catered to the Japanese market. It was in Whistler that Cam met his wife Michiyo and soon after started a family.