Russ is a graduate of Montana State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech Communication. A career in the ski industry brought him to Portland, where he began his career as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley in 1998. Since 2003, he has worked as an independent financial advisor, helping clients plan for and retire.
Russ's wife Lori, is an NICU nurse and passionate dog lover. They stay active, showing and raising Golden Retrievers, and can be found frequently at dog shows throughout the Northwest and beyond.
When they're not showing dogs, they enjoy RV travel and Russ will forever be working on his golf game and developing photography hobby.