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ABOUT

Through Russ The BIG Guy Consulting, I provide unique training for new business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and creatives in the form of publications,
keynotes,
webinars and
live workshops,
which help professionals quickly acquire the skills necessary to navigate the business world, grow their businesses and make money.
 
If you already have employees, I provide a rich experience for them designed to help them be productive and feel fulfilled, thus helping you reach your company's goals. 
 
If you are looking for an educational, entertaining and memorable experience, I'm your man!
 
You are invited to “Boldly Go...with Russ The BIG Guy.” That's me. It'll be fun!
 
More about me:
 
Hi. You may know me as Russ or as Russell or maybe as Russ The BIG Guy. Regardless of the name, I've been a lifelong entrepreneur and a creative. 
 
I've designed almost everything at one time or another. From corporate logos to cartoons, from business cards to exhibit displays, from posters to wall murals and billboards, from commissioned caricatures to giant unique paintings and from a simple flier layout to designing a restaurant interior, the one constant is a never-ending desire to create! 
 
That creative urge does not stop at the boundaries of visual art as I am also an actor, co-founder of an improv comedy troupe, and an improv workshop instructor. I love to share what I have learned with others.
 
But wait, there's more. 
 
I have drawn tens of thousands of CarTOONicatures which are my own combination of a cartoon and a caricature!
I have also created and organized a walk-a-thon, an "American Idol" styled singing competition & fundraiser, performance opportunities for evolving musicians, a drive-through holiday light show, a one-man comedy/improv show, co-created The Rant-live comedy and comment on politics and pop culture, and created and hosted the Grab Bag Game Show.
 
Still more.
 
Add creating small business marketing campaigns, tour manager for a pop/rock musician, drawing book illustrations, coaching softball, invented Doodle Drawings, teaching cartooning classes, restored a vintage Airstream Trailer into a mobile light and sound platform, created a family reunion styled cooking competition, raised two amazing women and much, much more!
 
What can I create for you?

Maybe we met at...

Greater Binghamton Educational  Outreach Program
 
Southern Tier YP Summit
 
Breaking Down The Silos
 
Southern Tier Young Professionals
 
Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
 
#LinkedInLocalGreaterBinghamton
 
The Art of Binghamton
Tioga Chamber of Commerce
 
Improv Workshops and shows, Enrichment Days, Windsor NY School District
 
Toastmasters International, District 65,
     Syracuse, NY
Southern Tier Claims Association, NY
FCCA Convention, Binghamton
     Regency, NY
Tompkins Cornell Community College,
     Dryden, NY
Visions Federal Credit Union
     Endwell, NY
The Special Olympics
NYSEG Stadium, Senator Libous',
     Teammates for Life
Binghamton Club, Binghamton, NY
Beach Place, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Tioga Downs Family Day
    Nichols, NY
Binghamton University Events Center, Vestal NY
Birr, Ireland
Chuckster's Family Entertainment Center,
    Vestal NY
Chenango County Fair, Norwich, NY
Roseland Water Park
      Canandaigua, NY
Late Night Binghamton, Binghamton University
Tioga County Fair, Owego, NY
Orleans County 4H Fair, Medina, NY
Spiediefest and Balloon Rally
     Binghamton, NY
Ontario County Fair, Canandaigua, NY
International Association of Fairs and
     Expositions, Zone 1        Conference, Syracuse
Dick's Sporting Goods Open
     Endicott, NY
Weise Markets, Broome County
Coughlin and Gerhart Open House, Binghamton, NY
Whitney Point H.S. After Prom Party, Whitney Point, NY
Finger Lakes DDSO, Nurses Day
     Geneva, NY
Wyoming County Youth Bureau
     Warsaw, NY
St. Anthony's Italian Feast Days
     Endicott, NY
Guthrie FCU Youth Night, Sayer, Pa.
Office of the Aging Summer Picnic
     BCC, Binghamton, NY
West Corners Baseball and 
Softball Banquet, Endicott, NY
Jackson's Pumpkin Farm, Campville, NY
Rural Letter Carriers of Tioga County, Owego, NY
Pop's Sugar Shack, Conklin, NY
Fayetteville Free Library
     Fayettrville, NY
Red Jacket Community Library
     Shortsville, NY
I Love NY Cup Gymnastics Meet,
     Binghamton, NY
Frito Lay Safety and Service Banquet
General Clinton Canoe Regatta,
     Bainbridge, NY
Cinco de Mayo at Moe's
Reading Circus Celebration
     Harriet Child Elementary School, East Smithfield, Pa.
Vestal Festival, Vestal, NY
Owego Strawberry Festival, Owego, NY
Conklin Town Fair, Conklin, NY
Kirkwood Town Fair, Kirkwood, NY
Endicott Apple Festival, Endicott NY
Johnson City Field Days, JC, NY
Endicott Bicentennial Street Festival, Endicott,NY
4th of July Festival at Highland Park, Union, NY
Peek'n Peek Resort and Conference Center, Fall Festival, Findley Lake, NY
Doron Precision Employees Association
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cutler Gardens
Binghamton University
Crowley Foods Christmas Party
Greater Binghamton Pizza Huts' Family Days
Verizon, Binghamton, NY
Principals' Academy, Wells College, Aurora, NY
Walberta Park Central School, Fairmont, NY
National Young Scholars, Schenectady, NY
Sky Lake of Wyoming Conference
Barnes & Noble, Vestal, NY 
Town of Union Rec. Dept.     Family Story Night
Relay for Life, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY and Cornell, Ithaca, NY
Summer Fun Day Camp, Union, NY
Benefit for Handicapped
Children's Association, Owego, NY
Castle Gardens
Benefit for Pete Charnetsky
Owego Arts Walk, Owego, NY
Johnson City Senior Center, JC, NY
National Down Syndrome Society-
Buddy Walk, Union, NY
Port Dickinson Elementary School
Conklin Presb. Church, Conklin, NY
Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church
St. Thomas Aquinas
Clear Channel's Kids Fun Fair and
     Women's Expo
Endicott Performing Arts Center Cast Party,
      Endicott, NY
Brothers 2 Restaurant and Banquet Center,
      Endwell, NY
Clayton Avenue Elementary, Vestal NY
Family Enrichment Network, JC, NY
St. James
T.J.Watson Elementary School,
     Endicott, NY
Johnson City High School, J.C. NY
Owego Elementary, Owego, NY
BCC Children's Fair
Tioga Scenic Railroad
Broome County Public Library,
     Binghamton, NY
Port Dickinson Elementary School
Schimmerling Law Offices/
     Fun Fest and Safety Fair
Tioga County Fair Parade
On Television
Ross Park
P.A.L. Center
P.A.C.T.
Thomas J. Watson School
     Fall Festival, Endicott, NY
George F. Johnson Library, Endicott, NY
Greene Central School, Greene, NY
BCC Family Homecoming Weekend
India Cultural Center, JCC, Vestal, NY
Red Roses and Pink Carnations
     Red Hatters
P.A.R.P. Night, Binghamton, NY
African Road Central School, Vestal, NY
Carousel Valley Red Hatters of Endicott
Project Most, East Hampton,
     Long Island
Vestal Nursing Home
Broome West Senior Center,
Tioga Hills Elementary School,
      Apalachin, NY
Lexis/Nexis Staff Event
Mountain Top Grove, PA 
Wayland Free Library, Wayland, NY
Campus Preschool, Vestal, NY 
Beaver Cross Camp, Greenwich, NY
Onondaga County Public Library,
      Syracuse, NY
Baldwinsville Public Library,
     Baldwinsville, NY
Clay Recreation Dept., Clay, NY
Manlius Rec. Dept at Green Lakes Park,
     Fayetteville, NY
Westhampton Free Library,
     Westhampton, Long Island, NY
Newark Valley Days, N.V.R.R Depot, NY
Moe's Southwestern Grill, Vestal, NY
National Activities Day at Bros. II,
     Endwell, NY
Glenwood Elementary School, Vestal, NY
Afton Free Library, Afton, NY
Gillam-Grant Community Center,
     Bergen, NY
Chenango Forks High School, NY
West Corners Baseball and
     DebStars banquet
Gorham Library, Gorham, NY
Johnson City Partnership, JC, NY
Nassau Free Library, Nassau, NY 
Nichols Old Home Days, Nichols, NY
Katrina Benefit, First Congregational
     Church, Bing, NY
Charlotte Kenyon Elementary,
     Chenango Forks, NY
Marissa's, Great Bend, Pa
Horizons Federal Credit Union,
     Binghamton, NY
Walberta Park/Cherry Road Schools,
     Syracuse, NY
Oceanside Library, Oceanside,
      Long Island, NY
Olums Kids' Day, Vestal, NY
Jervis Public Library, Fall Fest, Rome, NY
Cool Kids Block Party, Brockport, NY
Mad Moose Restaurant and Saloon
      Binghamton, NY
American Cancer Society
     Relay for Life, Ithaca, NY
NYSEG Electric Meter Operations, Vestal, NY
Octoberfest
     Tioga Downs Racino, Nichols, NY
JC Sertoma Fishing Derby
     Otsiningo Park
Skylark Diner
      Kids' Night
Pride-palooza Street Festival, Binghamton
Norwich Pumpkin Festival, NY
Mountain Top View, Binghamton, NY
Nashville, Tennesee
Hollywood, California
MORE!