Campbell was born and raised in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Africa. He obtained a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and a degree from the University of South Africa majoring in Business Economics and Industrial Psychology. He worked for a steel company in Rhodesia and served for two years in the Rhodesian Air Force before emigrating to South Africa where he worked for a large aluminum company. He moved to the USA with his family in 1987, working as Technical Manager at an aluminum mill near New Haven, Connecticut.
In 2006, with thoughts of a hobby to pursue after retirement, he enrolled in an art program at a local art school (Shoreline School of Art & Music, Branford, CT) where he received formal training in drawing, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil painting. He continued weekly evening adult art sessions at the school until his move to Tampa in 2019. Once in Tampa, he searched for a similar arts education center, which brought him to the Life Enrichment Center (LEC). Campbell is also an enthusiastic stamp collector and former president of the New Haven Philatelic Society. To his surprise, he discovered the Tampa Stamp Collectors Club also meets at the LEC and he is now actively involved with this group.
For Campbell, the LEC is a little gem in Tampa. Activities at the LEC keep him creatively stimulated and endlessly engaged, and he loves the deeply welcoming and enthusiastic atmosphere that helps adults continue to pursue their interests and passions. Campbell regularly attends the weekly open art studios, the monthly camera club outings, and the weekly drawing and painting Zoom classes.
Campbell has recently joined the LEC Board of Directors as of November 2022 and will bring an invaluable point of view as an active LEC student. As a member of the board, he hopes to represent the voices of LEC students and offer an important perspective to board discussions and decisions.