Though he was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, most of his life Russ has been in Idaho, Grangeville and Rupert for starters. Boating captured his search for adventure; he has happy memories of jet boat racing on the Salmon, Clearwater and Payette Rivers. And for a period, he owned a boat dealership and was affiliated with design and manufacture of jet boats. For the past many years Russ has lived in Boise. He’s married with two daughters and a grandson. Russ is a dedicated family man; he can often be found gathering antiques for his wife in remarkable places…
He has been a licensed Realtor since 2004. He’s been a broker since 2006; he joined Smith & Coelho as an associate broker shortly after the brokerage was launched.
In 2012 Russ served as Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee of Boise Regional Realtors. Currently (2017-2020) Russ serves as Chairman of the Idaho State Professional Realtors Standards Committee. This committee reviews grievances and makes judgements concerning real estate disputes statewide. These experiences give Russ an overview and perspective of the real estate business throughout the state. This committee assures that the Code of Ethics, the standards established by National Association of Realtors, are implemented statewide.
Russ enjoys assisting clients and agents in achieving their goals. He holds weekly round-table meetings with Smith & Coelho agents reviewing and deliberating current topics and concerns. Lively discussions and collegial sharing benefit all attending.