Originally from Northern California, Russell has been a lifelong student of music, and has been performing both as a musician and actor since childhood. Much of his early experience with music was singing in church, but that expanded to include the exploration of many different instruments through school and church programs alike. His theatrical pursuits have taken a similar path. Aside from singing and acting, he enjoys playing the drums and percussion, the guitar and bass guitar, the piano, and the trumpet.
After high school, Denver, CO saw Russell involved in many music groups, as well as leading the music at a few different churches. He also met his amazing, lovely, rock-star wife, Amy, in Denver in 2000, and they have been married since 2002. In 2006, California once again became home, with academia calling. Russell is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance (Voice) at California Lutheran University (2014), with plans to attend grad school in the fall of 2014. He has been with Areté since the fall of 2012, and is honored and blessed to be part of such a fun and talented team.