Russell holds a B.A. in Computer Science from CUNY Hunter College. Before he joined Game-U’s team, he worked for Kognito Interactive, creating role-playing simulations meant to train teachers, doctors, and veterans, among others, how to handle a variety of different scenarios. Russell has no fewer than five funded Kickstarters on Designed Games; his current projects include designing and publishing tabletop games for Zafty Games, as well as developing a digital version of one already published. In his free time, Russell enjoys gaming and computers.