James Archer began forming The ShareLingo Project in 2012 after a great deal of work to learn Spanish. There are many ways to learn grammar and vocabulary, but James felt a strong desire to connect with native Spanish speakers for conversation practice, and also to learn about the many cultures that make up our community. On that basis, he developed the proprietary model and methods that ShareLingo uses today to help people learn and practice Spanish and English. Prior to developing ShareLingo, James has been a Computer Engineer, the General Manager of Australia's largest conference and exhibition company, an art gallery owner, and an inventor holding multiple patents. James has lived in the United States, Australia and Europe, and has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Latin America. James has served on multiple corporate and non-profit boards. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from the University of Rochester.