To say that Garth Russell has continued to enjoyed a versatile professional career would be an understatement. After several years working in retail management straight out of school at a once great department store, Garth embarked on a radio career that spanned nearly 30 years. Over that time he broadcast from several towns and cities, working on a variety of shifts at radio stations with a broad range of formats. It was Garth’s love of interviewing however which brought him back to Newcastle and ABC Local Radio in 2002, after a 13 year absence.
Over the past 30 years Garth has also pursued other areas of entertainment, having worked as an actor on stage, TV and in Film. He has also worked continuously as a presenter, emcee, and voice over artist. Basically anywhere there’s an audience, Garth will be there.
Now running a company called Gen Wise, Garth has found a way to incorporate the experience and skills learned over more than three decades to help others tell their stories via his ‘ Life Recording’ side of the business. This is where his love of interviewing and storytelling comes in, with literally hundreds of stories, both personal and professional now on film and there for generations to come. The other arm of the business is producing and appearing in entertaining educational DVDs designed to teach young people life skills such as goal setting and resilience.
In essence, Garth is passionate about the benefits of learning through the power of storytelling, and plans to continue on this path of drawing on generations of wisdom for many years to come.