Russell is considered a leader in the Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) community. He Co-Founded BayLUG in 1998 and BayLTC in 2000. He is also the LUG Ambassador for BayLUG. Russell is a Co-Founder and an event organizer of Bricks by the Bay, Northern California’s only annual LEGO convention. He is also heavily involved in the starting up of the L Gauge Museum in Southern California.