Russell Harrison
Operations Manager
Russell Harrison brings with him a wide variety of life experiences. From learning basic plumbing skills in his first drug program at age 13 to the Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) he completed in 2015, and everything in between, Russell uses it all in his work at Beit T’Shuvah.

It’s that in between that brought Russell here. At age 19, while serving in the Marine Corps, Russell was involved in a crime that landed him in prison for 27 years. Throughout his incarceration, Russell hid from his Judaism. The hole that decision left in his soul only began to heal in 2011, when he first showed up at Beit T’Shuvah. This is where Russell has learned how to be a decent human being and it has helped him to repair some of the damage caused by his past actions.

While in prison, Russell learned a lot about maintenance and construction and he enjoys putting it to good use at Beit T’Shuvah. That - combined with a dedication to duty, a love of life, and deep gratitude for this organization and community - enables Russell to not only help repair what is physically broken, but also guide others to fixing the holes in their own lives.

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