Russ is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 24 years of experience in investing and tax planning. Russ became a fee-only financial planner and wealth manager in 1997. He works from his home office in Beaverton with his wife, Lynn Francis.
Before entering the financial planning field, Russ taught high school physics. He also served 10 years as an Editorial Systems Manager for the Los Angeles Times, where he shared the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
Russ earned his CFP® designation from the College for Financial Planning, a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Portland State University, and a BA in chemistry and teaching certificate from California State University, Fullerton.
In his spare time Russ enjoys hiking, bicycling, ballroom dancing, web page development, listening to high definition digital music, and travelling in his camper with his wife Lynn, and their dog, Kia.