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2021- Current : Kansas City

WorkForge (Valor180)

VP of Technology & Operations (Present)

Director of Technology & Operations (2022)

Content Development Manager (2021)

I oversee all technology & content teams that span worldwide while working closely with all areas of the organization.

Current : Paola, USA

Archer LXD


Consult for learning development, agile project management, and web design. Currently building language education platforms to support global homogony.

2019-2020 : Wuhan, China


Managing Member

Took charge of the learning, language & cultural development, strategic international affairs, and business development. 

2016-2019 : Liuzhou, China

Tico English

Managing Director

Built and managed the operational component of the company managing 30 employees in 7 locations creating 3 educational programs.

2016 : HCMC, Vietnam


Director of Curriculum Development & Training

Led a 6-month project coordinating a cross functional team to develop 3 courses producing 6 books, training manuals, and observation guidelines. 

2014-2015 : HCMC, Vietnam

The University of Science (ITEC) 

English Lecturer

Developed curriculum and collaborated with professional staff to streamline various programs as well as teach ESL classes.

2014-2015 : HCMC, Vietnam

The I Can Read Center

Lead Teacher

Lead teacher at the Tan Binh branch responsible for all classroom activity and acquiring new students. 

2013-2014 : HCMC, Vietnam

TEFL International - HCMC

Trainee Evaluator

Observed, evaluated, assessed, and advised trainees during live lessons for their TEFL certificates. 

2013 : HCMC, Vietnam

Apollo English Vietnam

ESL Teacher

Taught English to all ages including young learners, teens, and adults. 


2021-2023 : Boise, Idaho

Boise State University

Master's Degree, MS, Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning

Focus: Workplace Instructional Design (WIDe)

2008-2012 : Lawrence, Kansas

The University of Kansas

Bachelor's Degree, Linguistics

Minor, Germanic Languages and Literature

Global Awareness Program (GAP) Certificate


The Inaugural Blue Heat Award

The inaugural Blue Heat award goes to Cory Archer for his unwavering leadership and commitment to the core values, for igniting positive impact, and for creating lasting, powerful influence throughout the organization.
*associated with WorkForge (2023)

Professional Certificates

2023: Scrum Alliance

Certified Scrum Product Owner, CSPO

2022: Scrum Alliance

Certified Scrum Master, CSM

2022: CITI Program

Social & Behavioral Research Training


Summer 2010 : Holzkirchen, Germany

Summer Study Abroad

Summer 2012 : Eutin, Germany

Summer Internship
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