Russ started out as a qualified butcher and has worked in kitchens of various 5-star hotels in Queensland.
For the past 20 years, both Russell and Irene have worked in health care. Russell worked with the Queensland Ambulance Service as an Advanced Care Paramedic. Since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Russ obtained a position with the Tasmanian Ambulance Service and works while looking after Glencoe.
When they met in Brisbane many, many years ago, Irene was working as an Admin Officer at Safeway/Woolworths. Now a Registered Nurse, she spent most of her career at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital in the ICU department.
She still works as an on-call RN for Medibank Private, which she is able to do from home.