Thanks to the continued support and enthusiasm for what Love Small Town America has to offer, we have recently expanded our team. Jenny Russell and Luke Mahin of JenRus Freelance have joined the other six members of the Love Small Town America core group to bring a heightened focus to serving Love Small Town America’s members and helping more small towns join the network and access an affordable web presence. Jenny Russell is definitely “rural by choice”, with roots in the town of Glen Elder, Kan. (pop. 439). During college, she resided in the Kansas town of Lindsborg (pop. 3,465), and currently calls Courtland, Kan. (pop. 281). Russell appreciates the unique character and inestimable value of small towns and is dedicated to paving a path to the future for these special communities.
“I definitely love small town America, so when I saw the opportunity to work for Love Small Town America, helping small towns be found and prosper, I thought that it looked like a great effort to take part in!” Russell stated.
Russell’s business, JenRus Freelance, occupies a building on Courtland’s busy main street, and has given her many opportunities to serve the needs of small towns and rural businesses in a professional capacity since she founded it in 2008. Combined with her background in economic development for Republic County, Kan. and Clyde, Kan., this familiarity with small town life and needs make Russell and her employee, account executive Luke Mahin, great candidates to help grow the Love Small Town America network.
Russell lives in Courtland with her husband Jay and enjoy what the small town life offers for their growing family. The couple has one son, Owen, who will be 4 in December and are expecting another baby, also due in December.
Please join all of us at Love Small Town America in welcoming Jenny and Luke to the team. Welcome!
We’re always seeking passionate, energetic people to add to our core group of creatives. If you think you’d be a good fit for our team, we invite you to review our job requirements and submit a resume.