Russ is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
He received his B.S. in accounting from CLU (California Lutheran University) in 2007. Prior to joining Bottom Line in 2013, Russ spent over eight years in the tax departments of national and regional CPA firms, working on a variety of different accounting, tax and business management clients.
Russ is particularly strong in tax issues relating to small business. In the business world, he has accounting and tax experience that spans many industries but with considerable concentration with entertainment, manufacturing, retail, and restaurant enterprises. Accordingly, Russ is proficient in preparing compilations and tax returns for nonprofit organizations, C-corporations, S-corporations, and partnerships.
Within the area of individual taxation, Russ’s business management experience familiarized him with the tax concerns of high net worth individuals. Consequently, Russ also has particular expertise with physicians, dentists, small business owners, and entertainers, and their current and future tax concerns, including estate and trust issues.
Russ and his wife Tina have been married over 20 years and make their home in Simi Valley. They have three sons, Curtis, Connor and Christopher with whom they are active in both church and sports.