In 2002 Russell moved from NYC to the great Southwest and began working in the independent film scene on numerous local film crews, and gaining on-set experience as a featured extra on the television series In Plain Sight as well as a score of studio movies. During his time in Albuquerque, he has appeared on stage at The Vortex Theatre, Auxdog Theatre, Desert Rose Theatre, Broadway Cultural Center, and the Kimo. Maynor has worked as a casting director and producer for KeyVision Media on webisodes, infomercials and educational film projects. He was a producer on the feature "Down with David" (2014) shot in Hollywood and he directed and produced the feature film "Malice in Wonderland". He is currently in pre-production for his 3rd feature, the historical drama "Corrie Remembers", based on the life of Corrie Ten Boom.