Russ was relocated to NYC by an employer. Hailing from Nebraska and figuring he’d never really adjust to the hustle and bustle, to his surprise he fell in love with the city’s sounds, history, and architecture and the affair continues some thirty years later and counting. Russ became a licensed NYC tour guide in 2014, and loves to show friends around the city. A resident of Hell’s Kitchen and an avid cyclist, he maintains that the best city experiences can be had by pedaling around the historic sites on a bicycle. Prior to becoming a tour guide, Russ worked for decades managing the careers of several iconic jazz musicians and also in education abroad travel programs. He’s delighted to be leading tours of Grand Central, which he considers to be one of the world’s most beautifully and efficiently designed people moving machines.