Designated Broker, Partner
Russ was born in Sheridian Wyoming but has spent most of his life in Idaho, he enjoys all that Idaho has to offer and has spent much time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and horseback riding . Boating captured his search for adventure in his early adult years and he has happy memories of jet boat racing and fishing on the Salmon, Clearwater and Payette Rivers. As a young adult he owned a local jetboat dealership where he was affiliated with design, manufacturing and sales. For many years he has lived in the Boise area, he is married with two adult daughters and grandson who he enjoys spending time with.
Russ has been a licensed realtor since 2004, a broker since 2006, he joined Smith and Coelho as an associate broker shortly after the brokerage was launched and is now partial owner and broker.
In 2012 Russ served as Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee of Boise Regional Realtors, and from 2017-2020 served as Chairman of the Idaho State Professional Realtors Standards Committee. This committee reviews grievances and makes judgements concerning real estate disputes, by assuring that the Code of Ethics and standards established by the National Association of Realtors are implemented statewide.
As broker Russ enjoys assisting clients and agents in achieving their goals. He is knowledgeable in real estate law and uses he experience to educate clients and staff. He is passionate about teaching and holds weekly round table meetings with Smith and Coelho agents reviewing and discussing current topics and concerns.