Russell is a WordPress user, first and foremost. In 2011, he attended his first Las Vegas WordPress Meetup. Since then, Russell has been speaking in front of Meetup Groups and WordCamp events. Russell is a Nevadian at heart. Born in Reno, NV.
Russell started his web career in a less than traditional way–building MySpace layouts for rock bands. Russell would use his MySpace blog to express his failures and triumphs as a new dev. Shortly after, he discovered WordPress and hasn’t looked back.
Russell is an admin of the Advanced WordPress Group on Facebook, as well as the lead organizer of WordCamp Vegas 2015. He is also co-organizer of the Las Vegas WordPress Meetup Group.
In the last year, Russell has dedicated himself to becoming a better role model in the WordPress Community. Joining WebDevStudios certainly helps.
“The hardest part about living in Nevada is leaving for vacation. You’re in a new city, out having a good time, and all the sudden you hear last call’s being made. You have to ask yourself ‘Am I getting punk’d right now?'” – Russell Aaron