Russell grew up in Massachusetts. After playing college football, he took a job as an accountant. He soon realized how much he enjoyed the outdoors, quit his job, and made a mad dash to the guiding world. Russell started his guiding career with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
Russell has taken both the AMGA Rock Instructor and Alpine Guide courses. He is highly trained in avalache safety as he has taken the AIARE Level 3 course and regularly teaches Level 1 courses. He is a full time, year-round guide for us and teaches everything from summer rock climbing to winter mountaineering. Russell has guided throughout North America, from way up in Alaska all the way down in Mexico.
When he isn’t guiding clients, he is doing any number of things: he substitute teaches on the side, loves to dance, sing, ride his bike, read, and of course… climb and ski…A true renaissance man.
Russell is one of the nicest people you’ll meet in the outdoors (or anywhere else). If you’re lucky enough to have him cook for you, you won’t be disappointed.