CAMILLE COPELAND IS EXCITED ABOUT A NEW LOCATION
Q. Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career.
A. Our building project at 9 Palmetto Bay Road has been an invaluable learning experience. We are almost ready to move there, and I’m scared and thrilled all at the same time.
Q. What has helped your business be successful?
A. At Rollers Spirits and Wine & Cheese, we work for a wonderful and reasonable man, John Kelsey. I ‘m incredibly grateful and indebted to John for everything I’ve learned in the past ten-plus years.
Q. What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in your industry?
A. Loyalty pays off. Don’t be too concerned with what your friends are doing or keeping up with them. If you keep up with you, you will end up rich in the long run. Whether male or female, always have a mentor. My last mentor, Chris Widnell, passed away a few years ago and I still miss him.
Q. How do you achieve work-life balance?
A. “Do what you love, and never work a day in your life” is a saying, and this is how I feel about my work and my staff. My close friends keep me sane, and along with the major support of my husband and children.
Q. How did you get where you are today, and who/what helped you along the way?
A. I achieved everything by diligently attending the school of hard knocks. Some of the worst things I’ve been through have opened my eyes to gratitude. I have an amazing mother who taught me everything I know, and I grew up as the youngest of four, with three older brothers, in a home full of imagination, creativity, dreaming, hard work and boundaries.
Q. What is one significant obstacle that you’ve overcome in your life?
A. My lack of formal education. When I was in my early twenties; I decided to change my attitude of feeing I had “missed the boat” because I didn’t have the opportunity to go to college. I made the deliberate and determined decision to pursue success and a career.
24G Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island