Dr. Cory Russell graduated in 1989 from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in biochemistry/sports medicine and then in 1993 from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine with a medical degree. He was an attending physician at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for sixteen years.
After retiring, Dr. Russell became a Navy doctor and part of the Fleet Surgical Team I deploying on two occasions to the Persian Gulf and Middle East. In December 2014, Dr. Russell joined the Evergreen team. He has been married for twenty-six years and has three daughters. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and running.