Russ is known for his legendary customer service and record for meeting aggressive goals. He is a longtime mentor, and many of his crafts proteges are currently managing projects at Lewis. Russ has been with Lewis for nearly 40 years, including a focused on tenant improvement projects. He has spent several years at Starbucks Center, and enjoys the close partnerships created there, some of whom have become close personal friends. An avid outdoorsman, Russ spends his time outside of work hunting, fishing, or tending to the small horse ranch he owns with his wife. Their favorite vacation spot is their home on Whidbey Island.