We have been serving the Greater Lafayette Area for over 40 years.
Find out more about the great team that makes it happen.
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
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.
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.
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!
Jim has come to us after retiring from 20 years of teaching Math in the community. He is an Army veteran. While in the military, for 3 years, he intercepted Russian Morse Code for the US Army.
Jim grew up in the Lafayette area and graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree and Indiana Wesleyan, with a Master's degree. Jim has 2 boys, Tyler is currently 20 years old and is studying at Kelley School of Business at IU. Cody is 13 and is a 7th Grader at West Lafayette Jr/Sr. High.
Jim spends most of his free time chasing the boys around to their recreation and travel sports practices and games. Jim enjoys 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 is currently managing over 200 properties for more than 70 investors. Please reach out him, if you have an property management needs.
Cell Phone - 765.418.6508
Stephanie has lived in the Greater Lafayette area for more than a decade. She enjoys life with her charming, hilarious husband, beautiful daughter, and sweet canine companion. With a degree in Biology-Chemistry and a real estate license, Stephanie brings a unique skillset to the table. She has greatly enjoyed being a part of the Russell Company team since 2016 and looks forward to coordinating many more transactions!
Mandy Westerfield was born and raised in Lafayette, IN and currently resides in Monticello, IN with her husband, Brian, and 2 children, Spencer and Scarlett.
Mandy’s first experience in Real Estate started in high school, as an assistant to her Realtor mother. Later, Mandy spent nearly 10 years providing services and training to members at the Lafayette Regional Association of REALTORS. She takes pride in helping others and troubleshooting problems. Mandy desires to use her years of real estate experience to provide a successful toolkit for agents.
Mandy is an avid bowler and has bowled on a league with her best friends for many years. She also enjoys baking for her family, road trips and watching her son rock on the guitar.
Katie has just recently moved to West Lafayette from Chicago, Illinois where she was the Video Coordinator for Loyola University Chicago Women's Basketball program. The two years prior, she lived in Athens, Greece, where she was playing basketball professionally.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Katie graduated from St. Bonaventure University with her undergraduate degree in Marketing, and Sports Management minor. She also received her Master's in Business Administration.
As a natural competitor, Katie loves to watch and play sports in her free time. She enjoys playing Rummikub, darts, and spending time with her family.
Katie is very happy to join the Russell team and excited to learn more about the industry!
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
Teressa grew up as a Navy brat. She traveled all over the coastal US with her family but was always based out of Charleston, SC where she was born and calls home. Teressa moved to Attica, IN back in 1995 but found herself going back to Charleston quite often but finally settled down in Attica with her High School sweetheart and they have been married since 1998. God blessed them with three beautiful daughters and one handsome son.
Teressa is a graduate of Ultimate Medical Academy and has an associate degree in Medical Billing and Coding, is a certified Animal Control Officer, and is also a certified Groomer. She has worked in the animal field for 14 years, which included being a vet assistant, grooming, managing Paws N Claws Animal Shelter, and heading up animal control in Fountain County. Teressa has been involved in the construction field since 1997 due to her husband and his family being contractors and received her Real Estate license in December of 2019. She found her love of real estate from traveling as a young child from home to home.
When Teressa is not working you could find her hanging out with her family. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, remodeling at times, and animals of all kinds, especially her bulldogs. One of her biggest passions would have to be her love for English Bulldogs. She has shown and bred English Bulldogs since 2008 when her husband gifted her with her first Bulldog. Her and her husband can be found front and center at all their children’s many sporting events or singing and drama events. She also loves to listen to her daughter lead worship at her daughter’s church in Ft. Wayne.
Teressa strives to make a difference in people’s lives and was always educating and trying to reunite people with their furry friends when she was working Animal Control and believes she can continue that through Real Estate in helping people find their new homes.
Scott is a native cheesehead, born and raised just north of Milwaukee. He received bachelor's degrees from Valparaiso University and his master’s degree from Concordia University-Wisconsin. Currently in his 30th year of public education, Scott has served students in both Wisconsin and Indiana as a band director, principal, and currently a math teacher at Southwestern Middle School.
Scott and his wife, Lori, moved to West Lafayette in 2015 and had the incredible experience of having Cathy Russell as their Realtor. Inspired by her energy, passion, and professionalism, Scott obtained his real estate license in 2019 and is proud to be one of Stacy’s buyer’s agents.
Scott and Lori are very proud of their two children; their daughter, Clara, is a nursing student at Purdue, and their son, Cohen, is a student at Harrison High School. When he is not spending time with his family, Scott’s other interests include genealogy, the German language and culture, baking, gardening, and serving as an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 335 at St. Andrew Methodist Church.
As they say...once an educator, always an educator. Scott’s desire is to educate his clients so they can make the most informed decision in the sale or purchase of their home. Scott specializes in customers who need evening and weekend real estate services.
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
Christine Chiabai was born and raised in Hobart, IN, near the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. She graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette with a degree in Psychology with minors in sociology and philosophy. She moved back to Lafayette after living in Chicago following school, to raise her family.
Christine is passionate about childhood cancer awareness and helping to find a cure as her firstborn, Joe, is a childhood cancer survivor. Riley Children's Hospital and St. Jude are some of her favorite organizations to support.
Liz has resided in West Lafayette since 2017 when her family relocated from her home state of Missouri. She and her husband of 15 years, Bryon, have three school aged children: Jayson, Ben and Molly.
Liz graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO with a degree in Physical Education in 2006. She also played college volleyball there. She spent ten years in education working at a variety of school districts in the St. Louis area, along with our very own West Lafayette Community School Corporation.
Liz enjoys working out, reading, watching and playing all sports, and being her kids’ biggest fan at their sporting events. She is a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Not having a real estate background, Liz is excited to learn new things about the industry.
After attending Purdue University (RHI ’97), Laura worked for 13 years in California and Oregon in the hotel industry before transitioning over to human resources. Then Indiana came a-calling. Once in her husband Brian’s home state, she traded the pinstripe pant suit for yoga pants and a ballcap and raised their 5 kids.
And then in 2016, the Russell’s added another baby to the mix. Brokerage Brewing Co came to be, and Laura was excited to become a co-owner. She loves to spend time at the brewery meeting new friends and kindling old relationships.
After years of attending family events when EVERYONE talked Real Estate and business, she finally got a chance in 2021 to get in the family biz and hasn’t looked back!
When she’s not coordinating deals and closings in the office, you can usually find Laura at the nearest ballpark, gym, or campground cheering on her children as they do what they do. She bleeds Black and Gold, but still has room for her kid’s Scarlet and Grey (Westside…not a certain school to the east of us 😉) BoilerUp & #RDP!
Rosie moved to West Lafayette in 2011 after completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and working as a Physical therapist in New York for a couple of years.
She took a break from her job in 2020 when she had her precious twins: a boy, Samarvir Singh and a girl, Harveen Kaur.
Rosie & her husband have known Cathy for the past 10 years and have been clients ever since. They have always seen the Russell family treating their clients and employees like a family. The Russell Company’s work ethic and great customer service skills inspired her to join the team.
She loves spending most of her time with her husband and 2-year-old twins. She also doesn’t miss a chance to visit her siblings and her parents.
Whether it’s a therapy world or real estate, Rosie’s goal is to see her clients leaving with a smile and sense of accomplishment in the end.
Seth Martin was born & raised in the Greater Lafayette and attended both West Side & Purdue. Seth & his incredible wife, Amber, currently reside in West Lafayette with their five amazing children.
Seth comes to Russell Company after many years of restaurant management in this great community. He loves to travel & spend time with his family. He also loves pets & has rescued many animals, including their current three dogs & four cats. Seth loves sports - he coaches multiple youth sports, plays fantasy football & baseball, is an avid runner, and his favorite pastime is watching his kids compete.
Seth’s other interests include writing, cooking, music, beaches & interesting people. In an effort to constantly reinvent himself, Seth's current goals include continuing to build his newfound surfing skills (insert ocean here) & run a 50-miler. He devotes resources to multiple charities in our community, primarily focused on causes that impact children.
Seth has spent his life taking care of people in the restaurant business & continues to follow that passion in the real estate sector. Helping people is his calling, so please reach out!