Born in Windsor, England, Russell has been involved in the adventure travel industry since the early 1980′s. An accomplished kayaker and registered Maine Guide, Walters has experience on the east and west coasts of the U.S. including a four year term as General Manager for O.A.R.S. in Angels Camp, California. For the past 20-years Walters has resided in Maine where he is president of Northern Outdoors, a four-season Adventure Resort located in The Forks, Maine.
Complementing his own business, Walters is the Regional Director, North America for the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) a global network of adventure travel leaders. The community is made up of 30,000 individual guides, tour operators, lodges, travel advisors, tourism boards, destination marketing and management organizations, outdoor educators, gear companies and travel media who come together both virtually and in person to create and deliver the solutions that propel member businesses and communities toward a responsible, sustainable and profitable future.
Russell has been involved in a number of programs for the ATTA including presentations in the Philippines, Brazil and The Western Balkans and as an AdventureEDU Educator in New York, Colorado and Florida. He brings a practical and enthusiastic approach to all of his work and thoroughly enjoys collaborating with others to help craft sustainable solutions to everyday business challenges.