Sergeant Russ Curtis entered the Marines soon after graduating from high school, serving for four years before discharging to pursue his education. While enlisted, Russ served in Japan with broken time in Iraq.
While on active duty and after, Russ realized his love for the outdoors, sparking him to enroll at the University of Arkansas to pursue a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in outdoor recreation. While working towards his degree, Russ is the groundskeeper at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.
Upon graduation, Russ plans to become a park ranger and eventually move to a position where he can set policy and regulations as an environmental policy maker.