Aug 08, 2019
Celebrating Brandon Campbell
Some people bring to this world a light that shines so bright that even after they have gone the light remains. Such is the case with our beloved friend and colleague, Brandon Campbell. Brandon passed away peacefully in his wife’s arms after a courageous battle with colon cancer on the morning of July 7th.
Don’t give up, don’t ever give up. This was the mantra Brandon lived by and imparted on all of us here at Cappello’s. Brandon’s title was VP of Operations but his impact extended well beyond any title or department. For those of you who were lucky enough to have worked with Brandon, you know how uniquely special he is. Brandon had an uncanny ability to bring people together and to bring out the best in them. He was a natural leader and a skilled operator. To many, he was a mentor, friend, and inspiration to live a spirited and full life.
Brandon’s legacy will live on in the work we do but more than anything, his legacy can live on in the way we show up in the world - striving to be as humble, as kind and as driven as Brandon was. He never settled for less than doing things with excellence and always brought others with him as he elevated every situation he was in.
As a leader, Brandon led by example, encouraging people to manage themselves through discipline, responsibility, and self-development. He wasn’t afraid to give feedback when he felt it could improve the work environment as well as someone's professional or personal path. Brandon’s interpersonal skills were wise beyond his years.
His sense of humor was vibrant and woven into all of his relationships. His perspective when situational pressures were high was always calm and collected. He met life's challenges with a contagious lightness of being. Through that perspective, Brandon has inspired so many of us to show up as our best selves, raise ourselves up mentally to higher ground and push to the finish line on goals, in marathons or with any disciplines that can prove challenging.
Brandon is survived by his wife Amanda and son Brady, both of whom are using this tragedy to bring more awareness to colon cancer and the recent surge of colon cancer cases in men under 40. A foundation in Brandon’s name has been set up. If you would like more information on how you can contribute to Brandon’s Foundation, please visit his GoFundMe site.
Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.
We will miss you, Brandon. We love you.
Brandon’s official obituary can be found here.