Camille Holthaus lives and works in Minneapolis, MN with her two teenage sons. Professionally, she is a bookkeeper and NetSuite administrator for a theatrical lighting company. Her hobby, which sometimes pays, is theatrical lighting design. Camille loves writing, presenting, leading workshops, and generally geeking out about community organizing. She often presents at conferences she attends, including being the Keynote Speaker at the 2016 MN Out College Conference (MOCC). She has a catalog of workshops she’s developed over the last ten years for a number of different organizations and continues to seek opportunities to teach and learn.
Camille is one of the volunteers who organizes and runs the BECAUSE Conference for the Bisexual Organizing Project. She also spends time at Theatre in the Round Players where she designs lighting, volunteers as crew for other lighting designers, and has been a part of the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) since 1999. A recent addition to her volunteer work has been helping on operations with the FIRST robotics team 2491 No Mythic.
Camille balances volunteering, her many communities, family, work, and partner with a complete lack of grace. Past volunteer work includes: Twin Cities Social Justice in Education Fair; Site Councils at Waite Park Elementary and Field Middle School in Minneapolis; and Waite Park PTA. She’s served as advisor to other community organizations and nonprofits sharing her experience on a wide range of topics from social and racial justice to how to draft a budget.