I was pleased to see the article about Russell’s Restaurant on Wednesday. I was fortunate to have worked for Ron Riley and Michael Staughton for twenty-two years during my time in Vail. The staff at Russell’s were loyal and cared about the restaurant in every way. No restaurant is successful without an exceptional chef, and Russell’s has had two of the best, Paul Black and Markus Gatter. Together, we all created the kind of environment that made the restaurant special.