Meet the Escape Room Team

Russell Jenson

Russell is the inventor and founder of Bustout Colorado. Russell has made a life-long commitment to learning.  Each of his masters degrees are focused on education with the most recent being in Educational Leadership.  After fifteen years as both a teacher and an Administrator, Russell turned his focus to the private sector.

He began teaching the times tested principles of Dale Carnegie Training to ensure professionals become more impactful in the organizations they represent.  More recently, he teamed with Marzano Research where he trained leaders to become experts in the areas of classroom engagement and how to work together to produce the optimal learning environment for students.  A resident of Colorado, Russell and his wife, Sandy,  and their son enjoy golf, camping and traveling together as often as they possibly can.

Dan Willis

Dan is 30 year veteran of the corporate world most recently working for a Fortune 100 company as an executive in engineering management where he built a large organization specializing in 2G – 4G wireless technology. While completing many interesting projects over a career his real passion is people and team development.  Dan has worked for companies ranging from a 10 employees to over 20,000 that provided a diverse field of experience for coaching and mentoring. While there are many excellent personal development classes such as EQ, DiSC, Crucial Conversations, Corporate Athlete, etc. Dan has a passion to bring these elements together in order to help people build new skills to help them achieve successful careers, better team culture, and strong leaders. BustoutColorado provides an excellent training ground for developing these skills. Dan is a native of Colorado, has been married to his wife Kristin for 26 years, and they have two grown sons. He and Kristin are adjusting to an empty nest with hiking, mountain activities, and travel.

Eric West

A published author, West owns and manages Showing Up LLC, and its related training programs, keynote performances, book and magazine publications, journal articles, content creation and video library. The company was founded after West’s 2012 Mt. Everest expedition in Nepal and subsequent 2013 Mt. McKinley expedition in Alaska. Showing Up’s content derives from ordinary people accomplishing Mt. Everest-sized objectives. He specializes in unique micro-learning workshops that delivery leadership tools in short, fun modules. 

Eric’s education and certifications span years of his own personal training and development: A senior trainer at Dale Carnegie Training, the oldest professional development company in the world, a Verus Global leadership graduate, and recipient of Dale Carnegie’s Breakthrough Award, Outstanding Performance Award, and Highest Award for Achievement.

Eric lives in Denver with his wife Eveline and daughter Chloe.