Eddie Russell was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston in 1975 and returned to Dallas to raise a family and start a career.
He began his career as a Construction Analyst at the Veterans Administration by reviewing plans and specs, processing subdivision approvals, resolving veteran's complaints and reviewing appraisals and inspections. He then worked with a national builder as a Commitment Processing Manager assuring each house had a valid appraisal and establishing Homeowner Associations for several of the neighborhoods.
Eddie's career as a residential appraiser began in 1985. He held positions at several mortgage companies as Staff Appraiser and Inspector, Appraisal Manager and Regional Appraisal Manager. He established Russell Appraisal Service in 1995 to provide fast and accurate appraisals at a competitive price. His stated goal was to "exceed clients expectations".
Eddie has been married for over 25 years and has two children who studied business at the University of Texas. His main hobby outside of work and family is playing golf.