Graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1995. He is certified by the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM) – US for orthopedic manual therapy in the spine and the extremities. He is a Fellowship Candidate through the IAOM-US Fellowship Program with an expected graduation date of 2017. He currently serves as the clinical director at the Anchorage facility and is also assisting as the interim director for the Fairbanks clinic. Russell had a previous career in banking and finance prior to becoming a physical therapist.