Residence: Park Falls, WI

Career:  Retired from a career in I.T. (programming)

Father, grandfather

Autumn is a busy season for Russ.  On the water, he harvests wild rice, and in the woods, he hunts ruffed grouse with his trusted Drahthaar, or German Wirehaired Pointer.  In late winter, you will find him again in the woods, tapping sugar maples to make his own maple syrup.  Russ loves fishing as well, and serves on the Pike Lake Chain Association Board.

Russ learned to hunt and fish from his dad, and is a proponent of hands-on learning to acquire outdoor skills.  He says, “Just do, and learn by your mistakes.”

Russ’ motto:  “Enjoy every day.”