Cami Canales was born and raised in South Texas. She grew up hunting on her family’s ranch with her father, Gus T. Canales, and her younger brother, Marc A.R. Canales (now deceased). She attended school at Texas A&I (now Texas A&M Kingsville) and San Antonio Community College. Then she entered the world of travel, where she worked for almost 20 years; finishing her travel career at American Express. She has lived in San Antonio, Texas for over 37 years, she learned about San Antonio’s colorful history and beautiful culture from her aunts: Bebe Canales Inkley and Mary Canales Jary.
Cami feels that she learned about hard work from her mother, Pat Canales, who patiently raised 5 children. She is very proud of her three sisters: Dawn Canales, Carla Canales, and Wendy Canales who are all teachers in Houston, Texas. Cami has been happily married to her husband, Travis McLeod, a mechanical engineer for 21 years. She is in currently charge of human resources and social philanthropy at Travis’ engineering firm, Silber & Associates of San Antonio. Previously Cami was on the Parent-Teacher League at her children’s school when they were in grade school. She served four years on the executive board, two years as vice president, and two years as president. Cami is currently serving as a member of ImactSA, which is a women’s nonprofit organization that uses a collective giving model to make significant grants to nonprofit organizations serving the Greater San Antonio area.
Cami and Travis are the proud parents of two teenagers: Brock McLeod and Kristin McLeod, who attend a STEM high school in San Antonio. They are members of Concordia Lutheran Church of San Antonio. They enjoy spending time with her extended family at the family ranch in South Texas. Cami’s hobbies include: hunting, cooking, wine tasting, yoga, and travel.