Javier was born in the province of Jujuy, Argentina and started learning English at an early age – fuelled by the urge to understand the lyrics of foreign songs played on the radio! At 16 he obtained a piano teaching qualification from the Fracassi Conservatory and, after completing high school, Javier moved to Cordoba to attend the Film and Television School at the National University of Cordoba. Here, Javier also studied courses in psychology, anatomy and semiotics, among others.

Working as a project manager and linguist for LSPs specializing in automotive and healthcare industries, Javier was able to combine translation skills with video editing and subtitling. He contributed to award-winning Argentinian documentaries and TV shows, as well as corporate videos for international clients like Renault, Fiat, Intel and Motorola. Thanks to his expansive and diverse work experience, Javier is a dab hand at project management and customer service support.

In 2011 Javier and his wife moved to Los Angeles, where he continued his career in language services before joining the Mother Tongue team as an Account Manager in June 2016.

Likes: photography road trips, pets, mind-blowing films, concerts

Dislikes: drones, cinnamon, social media

Mother tongue: Argentinian Spanish

Other languages: English (fluent), basic Portuguese, French, German