Russell has won multiple sales awards including the award for the top individual TTR Sotheby’s agent in Washington DC for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 for total sales volume, the top team in 2018 and 2019, and top individual agent in 2020. He has had multiple properties featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other publications and websites. Russell has spent most of his professional career in marketing. He was advertising director for a DC regional newspaper as well as a sporting life editor.
After the newspaper, Russell founded a sports marketing agency managing corporate sponsorship of race cars. Russell and his wife and four children reside in both Georgetown and Middleburg, Virginia.