Chelan County Representative
Tyler Russell grew up in Issaquah, Washington. He attended Central Washington University graduating with a degree in Geography and Environmental Science. He also studied art and met his wife, Jessica who was a jewelry major at Central.
Upon graduating in 1999 he and Jessica moved to Bend, Oregon, for 10 years where Tyler sold residential and commercial real estate and Jessica started a jewelry business. After the birth of their twin girls, Tyler and Jessica made the move back to the Wenatchee Valley where Jessica grew up.
Upon moving to Wenatchee, Jessica and Tyler joined forces at her wholesale jewelry business, Tumbleweed. In its infancy Tumbleweed was solely a wholesale jewelry business selling first locally, then regionally and now globally. After needing more space for their jewelry studio they rented a suite in the Fuller-Quigg building on Palouse Street. In addition to the studio space, Tyler and Jessica decided to add retail to their business specializing in the sale of locally produced goods and curated gifts for all. Tumbleweed once again outgrew its space in 2019 and has moved to the Doneen building on the corner of Wenatchee Ave. and Palouse St.
Tyler and his family enjoy many aspects of the Wenatchee Valley’s outdoor activities and Tyler enjoys volunteering at his daughters’ schools and at the district level.