Find out more about the great team that makes it happen.
Adam & StephanieKurtz
Adam and Stephanie have lived in the Greater Lafayette area for over 9 years. They met in college, got married, and have a beautiful daughter. Adam majored in Communication and Stephanie in Biology-Chemistry. Both bring a unique set of talents to the real estate world, and when combined they make the perfect team.
In their spare time they like to spend time with family, watch sports, movies and listen to music. CrossFit has recently entered both of their lives and they enjoy working out together.
Amy & KevinSmith
Kevin and Amy have been involved in business together for over 23 years. They enjoy working together and combining their strengths to help others be successful.
Amy was raised in Lafayette, graduated from Jeff High School and went on and earned her BA at Taylor University. Kevin was born and raised near Kokomo and is a Purdue graduate. They have been married for 31 years and have 3 children who reside in the beautiful states of Colorado and California.
They are involved in church ministry and love hosting and leading home fellowship groups. Traveling to various countries on mission trips helped fuel a strong desire to be connected with and serve people from other nations, and they are currently involved with international student ministry at Purdue. Since they are now empty-nesters, Kevin & Amy love having these students as their “adopted children.” Their hobbies include biking, hiking, games, hanging out with friends, and trying to plan how to see their three children.
Kevin and Amy are excited to meet new people, develop relationships, and see homeowners realize their dreams.
Co-Owner/Managing Broker; Licensed Broker
After spending 13 years on the west coast, Brian is enjoying being back in his hometown. The oldest of Cathy’s three children, Brian is now co-owner of The Russell Company and committed to the team, the clients and the Greater Lafayette community.
A graduate of Purdue University and trained Chef (graduate of the California Culinary Academy), Brian has a wealth of information and ideas to bring to the table. In 2016, Brian became a co-owner of West Lafayette’s oldest and newest craft brewery, Brokerage Brewing Company.
He loves spending time outdoors, and has competed in a multitude of adventure races and sporting adventures. He loves to read and write, but mostly he loves to be with his family– wife Laura, and their five children.
Cell Phone: 765-464-4494
No, she’s not retiring folks! She’s kicking more butt than ever! She was recently named the #1 realtor in 2017 by the Lafayette Board of Realtors, selling more than $40 million in real estate!
Cathy began her Real Estate career in 1974 after graduating from Purdue University in home planning and working in the building industry. After raising her three children, she returned to Coldwell Banker Sycamore Realty in 1989. Putting heavy emphasis on further education led Cathy to break several national, top-producing records.
In 1998, she established her own Real Estate Agency—Cathy Russell Team Real Estate. Mother of three and grandmother now, she continues to emphasize learning, doing your best and helping people get what they want out of life, all the while having FUN!
Darla moved to Lafayette in 2000 and has been a valued member of The Russell Company since 2010. She brings a wealth of marketing and PR experience, along with 10 years of event planning to the team.
She graduated with a Masters in Marketing and a Bachelors in Communications. She enjoys travelling, running, working in the yard, and spending time with her 3 kids -Matthew, Ben and Julia- and her golden retriever, Lilly.
Holly has been a proud member of the West Lafayette community for 19 years. She finds a great deal of joy in making genuine connections with others and spending time with friends and family. Holly loves working for The Russell Company because she gets to share her knowledge and appreciation of the Greater Lafayette community and play a role in matching our clients with a house that will become their home. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, cycling, drawing and playing with her dog, Penelope.
Visual Impact Specialist
Jaron has been a proud resident of Greater Lafayette for most of his life and recently married his best friend Emily in June 2017.
He has been involved in graphic design and video production since he was a teenager, but has been doing it professionally since 2009. Being our Visual Impact Specialist, Jaron’s strengths involve using his wide range of skills to create cohesive graphical content across multiple venues of communication. He uses his intuitive understanding of technology along with his ability to communicate stories, emotions, and information to create stunning visual material.
In his free time he likes to play musical instruments, shoot guns, play board and card games, hang out with his family, and volunteer at his church.
Born and raised in Kokomo, Jen moved to the Greater Lafayette area in 2006 and loves being involved in the community!
She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Indiana University and has spent most of her professional career working in the non-profit industry.
She is very involved in our community serving on the Lafayette Transitional Housing and Leadership Lafayette board of directors. She also an Ambassador for the Greater Lafayette Commerce and has served on the United Way Annual Campaign Cabinet. Additionally, she is a recipient of the Top 10 Under 40 award from Tippy Connect Young Professionals.
Jen is married to her BFF, Chad, who is a teacher and coach at Jefferson High School. Instead of children, they have two cats, Lil’ Kitters and Patches, and a dog, Cupcake. Jen and Chad enjoy attending JHS events, traveling, attending concerts and sporting events.
Jen loves connecting and meeting new people! Her leadership skills and community involvement has taught her that investing in people, organizations and workplaces help keep our communities strong and vibrant. It is about empowering people by providing opportunities to grow, change and give back.
Jim has come to us after retiring from 20 years of teaching math in the community. He is a Army veteran. While in the military, for 3 years during the Cold War, he intercepted Russian Morse Code for the US Army.
Jim grew up in the Lafayette area and graduated from Purdue University with a bachelors degree and Indiana Wesleyan, with a Master's degree. Jim and his wife, Amy have 2 boys, who are the centers of their lives. Tyler is currently 16 and a freshman at WLHS. Cody is 8 and is a 2nd grader at Cumberland Elementary.
They spend most of their free time chasing the boys around to their recreation and travel sports practices and games. Both Jim and Amy enjoy Purdue events, going out to eat, reading, exercising and traveling (usually to a different place every time that includes all of the aforementioned indulgences).
Jim looks forward to being the property manager for almost 90 properties that the Russell team manages.
Cell Phone- 765-418-6508
John W. Wilson
John had no hesitation relocating his family to the Lafayette area in 2013 when his wife, Letitia, accepted a Nurse Midwife; Women's Health Nurse Practitioner career with IU Health Arnett.
He desires to be "Your Real Estate Professional for Life" and accepts that position very seriously and with great passion. John's immediate accessibility and loyalty to his clients, his commitment to top-of-the-line service and his unsurpassed knowledge of the real estate market will create incredible successes for his clients. John utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. Most importantly, John listens and that means he will find solutions that are tailored to his clients.
Cell Phone- 765-413-1411
Julie was born and raised in Tippecanoe county and a graduate of McCutcheon HS. She has been married to her husband, Scott, for 19 years and they have a beautiful daughter, Mia, who attends Lafayette Catholic Schools. They enjoy traveling, the beach, football and just relaxing as a family.
Julie strives to be someone in whom her clientele and colleagues can put their trust and faith. Her main intention is to understand her clients needs and build a relationship that will last over the course of time. Julie enjoys serving everyone from individuals to families looking to find their perfect home.
Cell Phone: 765-418-5009
A graduate of Purdue University and Accredited Buyers Representative designee, Nikki finds energy in showing clients the best that Greater Lafayette has to offer!
While working together with the #1 Realtor in 2017 by the Lafayette Board of Realtors, more than $40 MILLION was sold last year! An accomplished saxophone player, Nikki loves to bring the team mentality she learned as a symphony musician to the workplace. Passion, enthusiasm and loyalty are the hallmarks of Nikki's service.
As an active member in the local community, Nikki serves as a chairperson for The Community Cancer Network Hope on the Horizon Gala since its inception, as well as being actively involved with Habitat for Humanity.
Nikki enjoys good times with great friends, the sound of a jazzy music playlist, spending time with her crazy Yorkie named Bella, playing golf, and just about anything with an engine.
*Per the IRMLS closed volume and units sold for 1/1/2017 through 12/31/2107.
Cell Phone: 765-335-5588
Transaction Seamstress; Licensed Broker
Rachel started her career with The Russell Company back in 2003. She has received many awards and designations as well as having served on the Lafayette Board of Realtors and Habitat for Humanity.
Rachel and her family enjoy traveling, hiking, and are avid foodies. She has been to 18 nations for missions and for leisure. She grew up in Naperville, IL where her father was a realtor for 30 years then opened an appraisal business and is now retired. She was strategically transplanted here in 2002 by way of an internship. She met her husband of 13 years at church just as he began his career as a critical care nurse at St.Elizabeth hospital.
“I’ve always had a passion for real estate. I don’t sell homes, I facilitate the sale to prospective home buyers and sellers so that they may partake in the great American Dream. One of true freedom and ownership in something so much bigger than us. There’s no better time to make that happen!”
Along with serving her buyer and seller clients, Rachel is now helping with transactions once an offer has been accepted. She is focusing her attention on maintaining rock solid communication with our clients and agents, as they prepare to close on their new property. Rachel is a very detailed oriented person, which is the perfect type of person to have in this position.
Cell Phone: 765-404-2299
Co-Owner; Licensed Broker
Stacy Grove has been selling residential real estate in Indiana for more than a decade! From West Lafayette to South Bend to Indianapolis, Stacy has come full circle to her hometown! She’s thrilled to be a co-owner of The Russell Company with her older brother, Brian, and working alongside her Mom, Cathy Russell.
Stacy has a college degree (BA, Telecommunications, Ball State University), but has gotten her best education from the school of life. In 2010, she graduated from the Indiana Realtor’s Leadership Academy, and currently serves as Continuing Education Committee Chairperson for the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors.
In 2016, Stacy became a co-owner of West Lafayette’s oldest and newest craft brewery, Brokerage Brewing Company. She loves to bump in to past clients, new friends and old friends, and watch community unfold in this space.
Stacy is married to her very best friend. Together, by God's grace, they’ve created three beautiful, crazy kids. They daily stand amazed at the generosity and blessing of their Lord, Jesus Christ. She loves to travel and read and spend money at benefit auctions. She’s also a wannabe runner.
Stacy is married to her very best friend and the best-looking guy she has ever seen. Together, by God's grace, they’ve created three beautiful, crazy kids as is evidenced by her constant stream of Instagram posts. They daily stand amazed at the generosity and blessing of their Lord, Jesus Christ.
Star and her husband are excited to be back in Greater Lafayette after 15 years of relocating across the country with her husband’s 34-year Caterpillar Management career. Star was born and raised in Tippecanoe County and is a McCutcheon grad! She and her husband, Brian, just celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary! They have three kids, two daughter-in-laws, and four energetic and precious grandchildren.
Star has been licensed in Real Estate since 1980s and got her principle real estate broker’s license in the early ‘90s. She worked with Cathy Russell at Coldwell Banker Sycamore Realty!
Star loves spending time with her husband, family and friends, reading, facilitating women’s Bible studies, traveling, at the gun range with her hubby, walking, hiking and serving her LORD at Faith Church.