Lafayette Indiana Real Estate Company

About Cathy Russell

Energy, enthusiasm, and experience combine to make Cathy Russell the number one agent in the Lafayette area! In 2015, she earned the spot as the number one agent in the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors by successfully closing more than 225 properties for more than $35M in sales volume in her 42nd year in the business.


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 top-producing records, including being named one of the top 10 agents for Coldwell Banker International from 1992-1996 and she eventually became the number one agent. During that time, she also served as a member of the Chi Omega Alumnae group, and President of the Lafayette Symphony Guild.


In 1998, she established her own Real Estate Agency—Cathy Russell Team Real Estate. Her team once achieved more than $42M in closed sales volume and more than 300 closed properties.


She’s not retiring, but now enjoying watching her oldest and youngest children take the helm as the 2nd generation owners of the company she started, which is now renamed “The Russell Company.”


Cathy is a loyal Purdue University Alum who bleeds black and gold. She has given one scholarship per year for the last 30 years, and is a 44-year member of the John Purdue Club. Mother of three and grandmother of eight now, she continues to emphasize learning, doing your best and helping people get what they want out of life, all the while having FUN!

You can contact Cathy Russell (Broker/Owner) at cathy@russellteam.com


 

Biographies

  • Cathy Russell
    Agent
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765-426-7000

    Energy, enthusiasm, and experience combine to make Cathy Russell the number one agent in the Lafayette area! In 2015, she earned the spot as the number one agent in the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors by successfully closing more than 225 properties for more than $35M in sales volume in her 42nd year in the business.


    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 top-producing records, including being named one of the top 10 agents for Coldwell Banker International from 1992-1996, and she eventually became the number one agent. During that time, she also served as a member of the Chi Omega Alumnae group, and President of the Lafayette Symphony Guild.


    In 1998, she established her own Real Estate Agency—Cathy Russell Team Real Estate. Her team once achieved more than $42M in closed sales volume and more than 300 closed properties.


    She’s not retiring, but now enjoying watching her oldest and youngest children take the helm as the 2nd generation owners of the company she started, which is now renamed “The Russell Company.”


    Cathy is a loyal Purdue University Alum who bleeds black and gold. She has given one scholarship per year for the last 30 years, and is a 44-year member of the John Purdue Club.


    Mother of three and grandmother of eight now, she continues to emphasize learning, doing your best and helping people get what they want out of life, all the while having FUN!


    You can contact Cathy Russell (Broker/Owner) at cathy@russellteam.com

     

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  • Nikki Sturm
    Agent, Personal Assistant
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765-335-5588

    A graduate of Purdue University, Nikki finds energy in showing clients the best that Greater Lafayette has to offer. 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.

    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.

    Cell Phone: 765-335-5588

     

     

     

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  • Brian Russell
    Brokerage Owner/Agent
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765-464-4494

    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 committed to the team, the clients and the Greater Lafayette community. A graduate of Purdue University and trained Chef (graduate of the San Francisco Culinary Academy), Brian has a wealth of information and ideas to bring to the table.

    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

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  • Stacy Grove
    Brokerage Owner; Agent
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765-427-7000

    It has been ten wild and wonderful years since Stacy Grove earned her license to sell real estate.

    Her husband’s career as a television news reporter has taken their family all over the Hoosier state. In 2004, she started her real estate career under the shadow of the golden dome in South Bend, Ind., selling for Cressy & Everett Real Estate. From there, they went to Indianapolis where Stacy joined a top-producing Keller-Williams Team as a listing specialist.

    Now, a decade later, Stacy is thrilled to be returning to her hometown of West Lafayette to join forces with the real estate powerhouse that is her Mom. Cathy Russell has been a multi-million dollar producer for more than thirty years. Stacy’s older brother, Brian, is her business partner and the go-to guy for big ideas.

    Stacy has a college degree (BA, Telecommunications, Ball State University), but has gotten her best education from the school of life. She has attended many expensive and exciting seminars and conventions and has quite the alphabet soup behind her name (e-PRO, G.R.I, CRS.) She acknowledges that many people don’t know or care what those letters mean, though they mean something to her. She is also a member of the 2010 Class of the Indiana Realtor’s Leadership Academy.

    Stacy is married to her very best friend and the best-looking guy she has ever seen. Together, they’ve created three beautiful, crazy kids as is evidenced by her constant stream of Instagram posts.

    Cell Phone: 765-427-7000

     

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  • Darla Mazur
    Listing Manager
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765-497-0700

    Darla moved to Lafayette in 2000 and has been a valued member of Cathy Russell Team Real Estate since 2010.

    She brings a wealth of marketing and PR experience, along with 10 years of event planning to the team.

    She graduated with a Masters in Marketing and a Bachelors in Communications.

    She enjoys traveling, running, working in the yard, and spending time with her 3 kids -Matthew, Ben and Julia- and her golden retriever, Lilly.

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  • Jessica Hathaway
    Receptionist
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765-497-0700

    The voice and face of The Russell Company, Jessica was born and raised in West Lafayette and a graduate of Harrison High School. Jessica has a passion for customer service and building relationships with our clients. She plans to pursue her real estate license in the fall of 2016 to better serve our community.

    When Jess isn't enjoying her time at work helping others, she spends time with her 4 year old daughter, Kylee, cooking/baking, traveling to the park and zoo and coaching her in gymnastics.

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  • Jen Edwards
    Business Development
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765-497-0700

    Born and raised in Kokomo, Jen moved to the Greater Lafayette area in 2006 and loves being involved in the community! She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Indiana University and has spent most of her professional career working in the non-profit industry.

    She is very involved in our community serving on the Lafayette Transitional Housing and Leadership Lafayette boards. She also an Ambassador for the Greater Lafayette Commerce and a member of the Community Relations Advisory Committee at Purdue University. Additionally, she is a recipient of the Top 10 Under 40 award from Tippy Connect Young Professionals.

    Jen is married to her BFF, Chad, who is a teacher and coach at Jefferson High School. Instead of children, they have two cats, Lil’ Kitters and Patches, and a dog, Cupcake. Jen and Chad enjoy attending JHS events, traveling, attending concerts and sporting events. Jen loves connecting and meeting new people!

    Her leadership skills and community involvement has taught her that investing in people, organizations and workplaces help keep our communities strong and vibrant. It is about empowering people by providing opportunities to grow, change and give back.

     

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  • Abby Miller
    Agent
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765.497.0700

    Born and raised in rural Cass County, Abby comes from a family of six. Graduated from Vincennes University with a degree in Agribusiness Management. After graduating, she returned to Cass County where she still reside. After fifteen years in agri- business, she joined The Russell Company to help others achieve their goal of becoming a homeowner as she has.

    Abby enjoys the outdoors and has a love for all animals, especially her three dogs. Abby and her husband like to ride their motorcycle and travel out west. She has a step-son and a step-daughter, and her first grandchild!

    Cell Phone: 765-202-0157

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  • Chris Woodcock
    Agent
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765.497.0700

    Originally from the UK, Chris has also lived in the Middle East. She started visiting Lafayette, IN about 20 years ago, and moved here to be closer to two of her three sons. Chris is a proud Grandmother and Great Grandmother… just ask her! She has an Associate Degree in Business, and is also an ordained minister.

    She has always been interested in Real Estate and decided to combine that with her love of people to become a Realtor. She has a passion to help people find a home that they can enjoy.

    Cell Phone: 765-404-1356

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  • Rachel Uilk
    Agent
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765.497.0700

    After taking 4 years off to help raise three beautiful daughters, Rachel is back in the saddle!

    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.

    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 12 years at church just as he began his career as a critical care nurse at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital. Rachel and her family enjoy traveling, hiking and are avid foodies. She has been to 18 nations for missions and for leisure.

    “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!”

    Cell Phone: 765-404-2299

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Amy Smith
    Agent
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765.497.0700

    Amy was raised in the Greater Lafayette area, graduated from Jeff High School and went on to then earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. Life has taken her several places over the past 30 years, but she recently moved back to this area to be closer to family.

    She and her husband own a design and marketing business, but have always been involved in church ministry wherever they’ve lived, whether volunteer or on staff. Amy is currently on the worship and prayer teams at her church. They also 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, Amy loves having these students as her “adopted children.” Her hobbies include biking, hiking, games, hanging out with friends, and trying to plan how to see her three children, who moved to the beautiful states of Colorado and California.

    She is excited to meet new people, develop relationships, and see homeowners realize their dreams.

    Cell Phone- 765.426.8891

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  • Brad Smith
    Agent
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    2506 Covington St.
    West Lafayette
    IN 47906 US

    Phone: 765.497.0700

    An experienced homeowner, Brad and his wife Cailyn have owned everything from a home they helped build to a 100+ year old home they modernized. He loves the visioneering of turning a house into a home. After 8 years directing a non-profit near Kansas City, he returns to the location of his alma mater (Purdue BA ‘05 & MBA Candidate ‘17) to seek the flourishing of Greater Lafayette.

    Brad is a driven individual, which is uniquely illustrated by the bicycle trip he and Cailyn took from Virginia to Wyoming. At the core, he is a family man who enjoys life with his wife and children. Brad is passionate about helping people experience their home dreams.

    Cell Phone- 765.414.0528

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Contact Information

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Cathy Russell
The Russell Company
2506 Covington St.
West Lafayette IN 47906
(765) 426-7000
(765) 335-5588
Fax: (765) 497-1003