I am a lifelong Bay County resident and have lived in Lynn Haven since 2006. I have been married for 17 years to my wife Robin and we have two wonderful children. Sydney is a Junior in the MAPPS Program at Mosley High School where she is a Varsity Cheerleader and is a member of Bay County Chamber’s Junior Leadership Bay and Nace is an 8th grader at Mowat Middle School where he is on the soccer team and in the Pre-AP program.
I am a self-employed business owner with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida and I currently hold a Florida State Certified Building Contractor License. I have served on the Lynn Haven Construction Licensing Board and I am currently a member of the Lynn Haven CRA Advisory Board. In addition I am currently the President of Osceola Point Home Owner's Association.
I was the co-owner and co-operator of the Miracle Strip Beach Motel and owner of the Reef Motel in Panama City Beach until they were sold in the early 2000s. After selling the motels, I began working in the property management and construction industries and I was the owner of Top Shelf Spirits and Cigars from 2008-2015. I currently own and operate Russell Engineering and Construction Inc. and I am the managing member of Miracle Strip Property Management.
I believe that my 27 years of business experience gives me the advantage at being your commissioner. As an independent business owner, I have had to manage all aspects of running a business including the finances of the business as well as maintain good customer and employee relations all of which will lend to helping me serve the City of Lynn Haven and it’s citizens better.