Russell joined Heroes in Force in 2016 and he has portrayed multiple heroes for the group since then! Russell's life from the very start has been an adventure. Born on the mission field, Russell grew up in West Africa where he enjoyed playing sports, building forts with friends, and eating large amounts of Nigerien food. After high school, he came back to United States to study welding. In 2012, his career took a turn to chimney sweeping, and he found a new passion for chimney, fireplace, and woodstove design and safety.
Becoming a superhero is a childhood dream come true for Russell. Like so many kids, he grew up with the stories of Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man. Getting to embody a superhero is a lot fun but he finds that the real joy is getting to interact with kids and share the message of what it takes to be a superhero in your community.
Russell enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and two energetic boys, Samuel and Joshua. In his free time he likes to work on art projects, especially drawing, sculpting, and carving.