Lead Financial Counselor
has been in full-time financial counseling for more than 20 years.
has helped thousands of families in the area of personal financial counseling, including cash flow planning, basic financial planning and investing; crisis counseling, including foreclosure and/or bankruptcy avoidance and credit negotiations; and small business counseling, including cash flow management and debt elimination.
He was Dave's first team member, and helped him start Lampo and Financial Peace University.
Russ was born in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to California as a child.
After receiving a B.A. he served in the United States Army.
He also attended the College of Financial Planning of Denver, Colorado and completed the Larry Burkett Christian Financial Teacher Training Course.
Russ is the lead financial counselor of the Lampo Group, Inc.
works with Dave Ramsey, who is the founder of The Lampo Group, Inc.
and author of the popular best selling books, Financial Peace
Revisited, More Than Enough, and The Total Money Makeover, and is host of The Dave Ramsey Show, the largest self-syndicated talk-radio show in the United States.
has been married to his
wonderful wife Joy for 23 years and is the proud father of 21 year-old Rebecca.
Russ's ministerial experience includes 13 years in university and international ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ, and seven years as a pastor to single adults, training them in life skills and personal finance.
Counseling and Teaching
has been in individual and family counseling full-time for more than 20 years.
calm, reassuring demeanor and dedication to his
beliefs have blessed literally thousands of families in the vitally important areas of personal finance, crisis management, and wealth building.
is a gifted teacher/speaker.
has facilitated Financial Peace University
, a seminar/support group which leads people first to financial control and then to financial recovery.
has conducted various corporate, Investment, and church seminars on personal finance all over the world.
now teaches Counselor Training
, a nationally acclaimed program for those desiring to help other people as a ministry or as an avocation.