Born in the U.K., Russell has been involved in the outdoor industry in Maine since the early 1980′s. A registered Maine Guide, Russell has experience on the east and west coasts of the U.S., including a four-year term as General Manager for O.A.R.S. in Angels Camp, California. Russell returned to Maine in 2000 to become president of Northern Outdoors, a four-season Adventure Resort located in The Forks.
Russell serves on a number of local, regional and state organizations including as a board member of Maine Huts & Trails a local non-profit. Russell also serves as Regional Director, North America for the Adventure Travel Trade Association. His work for the ATTA takes him the length and breadth of the U.S. and abroad, working with destinations, tour operators, agents and guides to promote the economic and conservation benefits of adventure-based travel through the ATTA’s global network of trade events and educational programs. He brings a practical and enthusiastic approach to all of his work and thoroughly enjoys collaborating with others to help craft sustainable solutions to everyday business challenges.