Proven Community Builder Joins Fast Friends Beer Company

Cameo Brown to Lead Fast Friends Hospitality Operations

Cameo Brown Joins Fast Friends Beer Company

Cameo Brown is the latest senior leadership addition to South Austin's Fast Friends Beer Company. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cameo, affectionately known as Cam, hails from a family of artists, creators, and community builders. She began her professional journey at Brown University graduating with a dual degree in Africana Studies and English Literature. Cameo later received a master's degree in international education from New York University and a master's degree in public policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Her work, which spans education, media, and entertainment, has taken her across the U.S. and around the globe. A consistent theme across all of Ms. Brown's career is service-oriented leadership.

"Cameo is a proven leader and fantastic complement to our founding team," said Dave Childress, Founder of Fast Friends Beer Co. "What's immediately engaging when you meet Cameo is her great modesty and her passion for community building. She is such a warm and empathetic spirit."

"I've always sought opportunities to develop leadership within myself and others, and roles where I can actively contribute to building compassionate communities. I'm really looking forward to leading our team in co-creating an experience where everyone feels a deep sense of belonging and camaraderie. It's my dream to help make Fast Friends a place where you'll never meet a stranger!"  

Most recently, Cameo served her community as an early childhood educator and head bartender/manager at Bed-Vyne Brew. "I come from a background steeped in education and public service so this role is an opportunity for me to continue the important work of fostering community in the craft beer industry," said Ms. Brown. "People gathering around food and drink is at the heart of most cultures. I see my role at Fast Friends as an opportunity to help create a radically inclusive oasis in the heart of South Austin."

Cameo has traveled a path that has enabled her to build, serve, and celebrate friends and community.

Some may call it a weird path, that led to a weird opportunity, in a weird city.

Fun stuff ahead friends. 


Fast Friends Beer Company is a brewpub built on the ethos of inspiring people to DO/good, LOVE/big, and LIVE/now. We aspire to be a beacon of positivity and a happy place for human connection. Construction is underway on a 3.35-acre hill country oasis hidden just off I-35 in  South Austin. We are currently searching for a Kitchen Manager to lead our culinary team. Hiring for our front-of-house and kitchen team will begin in October 2022.

Source: Fast Friends Beer Company


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