Russell joined Aim High in March 2013, after serving for 12 years as Senior IT Manager for EdVenture Partners, a Bay Area-based educational marketing consultancy. Russell was formerly an Apple Certified Technician and has held technical roles in industries such as computer consulting, art education, marketing and market research. Russell finished college (eventually). Russell once thought he saw a shooting star but then realized it was an airplane but kept that embarrassing misidentification to himself until he wrote it down in this staff bio. In his free time, Russell likes to think about lunch, play air drums on the steering wheel while idle at stop lights, run ultramarathons, bake cookies, watch Dancing with the Stars, play music, and write songs.