Russ is a Certified Financial Planner. He spent years as Regional Director with several of the nation’s top senior agencies, setting up offices throughout California; hiring, training and managing agents specializing in all aspects of Retirement Planning, including Medicare, Long-Term Care, Life Insurance, Retirement Income Planning and Estate Planning. Once a Geologist for Southern Pacific Railroad, Russ graduated from California State University, Chico, with bachelor’s degrees in Geology and English. He currently serves as Vice President of the local Gideon camp, treasurer for the Amador Community College Foundation board of directors, and sits on the council for New Life Christian Church. Russ is also a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Coordinator.