I live in Fernley, Nevada, and I would like to see if there are any others out there who also live in Fernley who are either learning Spanish from English or English from Spanish. I think it would be nice to meet on a regular basis to practice, advise, coach, and give support to each other. I think that Duolingo is great, but it can not provide the personal interaction that is necessary to truly become proficient in any language. I already belong to a "Meet-Up" group in Reno, but I do not always have time to travel to Reno for the meetings, even though I find them very helpful. I would much rather be part of a group in my own community. I know that I can't be the only Duolingo fanatic in Fernley!!
What about starting your own?
If you want to find native speakers, a coworker suggested looking for a community organization that works with the public, such as a food bank or soup kitchen. Even if they don't specifically serve the Spanish-speaking community, they might have enough Spanish-speaking clients for you to have some short, awkward conversations.
If you want to dive in more thoroughly, try looking into organizations that teach English. You won't be expected to teach an ESL class, but you might be asked to help people with writing or reading tasks as they develop their skills. That sort of cross-language bridging will help your own understanding. http://www.volunteermatch.org/ is a good place to start for both of these goals.
PS: with your town, state, and full name, it's very easy to find more information about you. I don't know if you realize that. You might want to change your user name or just say "this part of Nevada."