I Live Here: The Russos

Have you ever wondered who lives in Central Florida neighborhoods? Say hello to East Lake Cove's Russo family.

Name and age:

Jeff (46), Cristy (41), Devon (24), Antonio (5), Nico (2)


Jeff – Watertown, MA and Cristy – Redlands, CA

Current neighborhood:

East Lake Cove

How do you pay the bills? :

Cristy works as a Consultation and Liaison Psychologist at the Lake Nona Veteran’s Hospital. She also has a private practice Nona Neuropsychology also located in Lake Nona Medical City where she provides Neuropsychological and Medical Psychology services for children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Jeff is a stay-at-home dad who works and volunteers at Pawsitive Action Foundation located in St Cloud where he assists with training and caring for service dogs in training prior to placement with Veterans, First Responders, or Children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities.

What do you create?

Mostly organized chaos with our 3 boys, 4 dogs, cat, bearded dragon, poison dart frogs, tortoises, fish, and ball python

How did you land in Orlando?

Cristy was recruited from Boston, MA to work as a Pediatric Neuropsychologist at a local Children’s Hospital

Do you hold an annual pass?

Yes If so, to which park? All 4 Disney Parks and the Water Parks. We enjoy every moment of magic!

What is the last book you read?

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan

Name your favorite tattoo:

All of them

Last thing you ate at a food truck?

A lobster roll

What is your favorite farmers’ market and why?

Celebration Farmers Market has a wonderful selection. We are looking forward to the Lake Nona Farmers Market growing as the community expands.

Butterbeer, Dole whip, or _______?  

Dole whip

Springs, lakes, or oceans?  

All of them.  Any day near water is a good day.

Only in Orlando moment?

The amusement parks attract all of our friends and family from around the country.  There is always someone visiting!

Dog person or cat person?  

We have the privilege of working with dogs of all sizes every day. We haven’t met one we don’t love!

If you could change one thing about Orlando, what would it be?

Honestly, traffic.

Where can we find you on the web?

We are both on Facebook

 www.nonaneuropsychology.com ,

and see more about the foundation at


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