Patrick Russell grew up in Fort Collins and has spent most of his life on the Colorado Front Range. A bilingual student of 15+ years, musician and entrepreneur, Patrick embarked on his language adventure after graduate school by leveraging a 3 month intensive language program in Granada, Spain and securing an international position with a local software firm. After nearly 2 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Patrick returned to Colorado with his bride Alejandra, and future mother of their two children. Alejandra teaches at Boulder Spanish, has her own private language business, and continues to be the language coach at home for all the Russells.

​After nearly two decades of corporate life in software and financial services, Patrick rediscovered his passion for language and community service. Inspired by his partner’s vision for a local language school whose dual mission would be to develop underserved communities in Latin America, Patrick now manages operations for Boulder Spanish as it looks ahead to build business partnerships, volunteer opportunities and international development efforts.