Russ Van Belle
St Joseph High School '90, South Bend, IN
Creighton University '94, Omaha, NE
Boy's Town '96-1997 -Assistant Family Teacher
Bellevue Public Schools '98-'02- Math/Science Teacher and Head Boys Soccer Coach Principal Financial Group '02-'07- Registered Representative
American Senior Benefits '07-'19- Insurance Advisor
Fusion Financial Partners- '17-'19 - Risk Mitigation Solutions, Regional Director
He met his amazing wife Jennifer at Creighton and was married in 1998. He has four children, Olivia (18) Luke (16) Mila (12) and Jude (11). They all are highly involved with school and sports and he enjoys attending as many of their events as possible. His hobbies include golf, ice hockey and racquetball depending on whether he wants to socialize, network or get some exercise.
GETTING TO KNOW RUSS
What's your favorite food? Korean BBQ, Sashimi, or aged prime cut Steak
Best piece of Financial advice you received? His Dad told him a long time ago, "pay with cash as much as you can for everything, it will save you any interest and you may even get a better deal on what you're buying!"
Favorite Quote? "Legs Feed the Wolf' - Herb Brooks. Russ says this quote can apply to anything you are doing in life, whether in sports or in your career. Work hard and you will get rewarded.
If he could meet anyone, past or present, it would be Pele, the best soccer player of all time in his opinion.
Hidden talents/ skills- card tricks/billiards. He kicked a 50 yd field goal a few years ago on an office 'wager' and won!
Favorite Book- The Hero of the Underground/ Bringing Down the House
Favorite Movie- The Pursuit of Happiness. Russ met Chris Gardner Jr. a few years ago and still stays in touch with him. Russ invited Chris to come out to Omaha and meet his family and he did the summer of 2017! What a great weekend!
What motivates you? Being able to help serve his family and peers and providing the extras for his family.
Favorite Holiday- Thanksgiving
Name something on your Bucket List- Invitation to play Augusta National GC
Place you most like to visit- Asia
Biggest Accomplishment- Having four amazing children with his best friend