RUSSELL COOK, Client Relations Specialist

Russell Cook, Client Relations Specialist

Russell (Russ) is a Client Relations Specialist with Redwood Tax Specialists. He guides and assists prospects and clients to advanced tax reduction strategies specifically designed for those paying over $150,000 a year in taxes, those with $1,000,000 or more in pre-tax qualified funds and those with large capital gains. In addition to helping clients, Russ guides and assists CPA to find a mentorship program which can drastically improve their practice. Russ recognizes our world is becoming ever complex and forever changing therefore the formation of partnerships with “IVY League” professionals is crucial to achieving the most out of life. Russ began his professional life as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy obtaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer with less than 8 years of active service; additionally, he was selected as one out of only 100 enlisted sailors to attend full time university studies in 1984 through the enlisted commissioning program. Russ completed his BS in Material Science and Engineering just three years later at the University of Utah. He continued his active duty as an unrestricted line officer onboard the USS Valdez. Upon completion of military service in 1991 while exploring life as an entrepreneur, Russ completed a full-time program and earned a Masters of Education in Science Education from Clarion University of PA in 1995. Once certified as a teacher, he taught Chemistry in Boston Public School system for the next 14 years. He received numerous awards allowing him to build a Chemistry program that included both Honors and Advanced Placement Chemistry within the urban school setting. In 2002, he turned his passion for education, investing, real estate and working with people to the world of investing, real estate and insurance. The reality that it isn’t how much you make, rather it is how much you keep has become very apparent. Helping people preserve and protect their accumulated wealth has become Russ’s passion which is why Redwood Tax partnership is so important to Russell. Russ lives in Hudson Massachusetts with his wife, Susan. He has four adult children and eight grandchildren (with 9 and 10 on their way). Russ and Susan enjoy a simple life that includes traveling to visit their children and grandchildren, long walks, teaching children at church and staying abreast of the latest financial strategies.

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