Russell has been married to fellow team member Janette for over 25 years and is Helston born and bred. He is a firm believer in the paranormal and has a great ability, becoming very proficient in the art of dowsing but, like all of the team, he keeps a healthy sense of rationalism in his approach to phenomena. He himself would say that he would always insist that he wouldn’t take things at face value, without witnessing events for himself and looking to find any other sources or conditions. After carrying out investigations for over ten years he has learnt an awful lot through personal experience has seen and experienced a multitude of activities in various locations and is always more than happy to help in any way he can.
In his spare time he is an active member of Helston Theatre Company, w here he helps to build the stages and sets, acts in productions and helps the children in the theatre groups, holding a current enhanced CRB check .