Born: Waverly, Tennessee
Family Info: 1 son, Griffin; younger sister, Lauren and older brother, Rick
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; Bachelor of Science in Psychology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, Fishing, and Watersports
Eagle Scout from Troop 574 in Waverly, Tennessee; a former Cubmaster of Pack 191; a current Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 91
Russ has served as the Great Smoky Mountain Council since December 2015.