Spencer was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. Beginning in August, 2005, he studied at Brigham Young University for one year before serving a two-year mission in Sacramento, California, where he learned Cambodian and worked with the Southeast Asian community. Upon return from his mission he continued school at BYU and in August, 2011, he earned a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in International Development. He spent the last summer of his undergraduate studies on a four-month internship in Cambodia where he led a group of five other university students in carrying out local development projects including water sanitation, agricultural production, neonatal care, education and many others. He began his legal education at the University of Georgia School of Law two days after returning home from Cambodia and just completed his first year before arriving at the Center. Spencer’s research for the Center addresses the corporate structure and management obligations of nonprofit religious organizations. He hopes to focus his future legal education on corporate and international law.
Outside of school, Spencer is a passionate sports fan and spends time managing a blog dedicated to Colorado’s professional sports teams. He especially enjoys playing basketball and football. He is also an avid fly-fisherman and is excited to try his luck on the local Provo River after a hard day’s work at the Center. Most importantly, Spencer is happily married to his sweetheart, Kaitlin. They just celebrated their third anniversary and are looking forward to the years to come.