Russ comes to Sea and Ski with an expansive knowledge base that he has obtained from his past experience in other industries and careers. He has a wealth of sales experience from his time living in Toronto while working at Sprint Canada Inc. as Major and National account managers. During the early 1990’s, he honed a variety of skills that made him the number one sales person across Canada.
In 1995, Russ permanently moved to the base of Blue Mountain and owned a telecommunications company. As the telecommunications industry plummeted in the late 1990’s Russ sold his company and began actively working as a REALTOR®.
Since moving the Sea and Ski office to Kimberley, Russ has been very successful in working with second residents from outside the area to purchase weekend properties, water fronts and ski chalets. Additionally, Russ works with a wide range of demographics, from zoomers to professional families to first time home buyers. His expertise in sales provides him the skills required to effectively represent buyers from all over the world to listing and selling homes. Russ prides himself on his ability to create and maintain strong relations with clients.
During his time in the Georgian Triangle and Beaver Valley area, Russ has gained extensive knowledge and information on the local area. He has experience with zoning by-laws, local Authorities, lakes and large properties that assist buyers and sellers. Furthermore, Russ is continuously expanding his understanding of real estate by attending National and North American Real Estate Conferences on a regular basis. He is currently exploring how mobile and multimedia services will be deployed at Sea and Ski Realty to provide a broader experience for our clients.
Prior to his move to the area, Russ spent much of his spare time as a competitive sailor. From 1979 to 1995, Russ competed in five world championship regattas along with dozens of national and North American events. In 1994, Russ was the J24 Ontario Champion and also successfully campaigned to allow sponsorship.
Now happily married to Karen, they share an interest in skiing, tennis, golf and are members of the Beaver Valley Ski Club. Russ also has a strong passion for the game of golf and is currently developing a full size driving range and putting green complete with bent grass on their 100 acre property. Known as the “Shallow Brook Country Club”, Russ hopes to have this project completed and fully operational by the end of 2015 for its two members, Russ and Karen.
Russ also likes to give back to the community and has worked on local trails, the Men’s Day committee at the Beaver Valley Ski Club and recently he’s been on a Municipal committee looking into alternatives for the high cost of local water rates. In December 2013, Russ was selected from a large group to sit on the “Talisman Advisory Task Force” whereby he sat as the Vice Chair.