Born and raised in the community, Spencer can be seen working on all types of projects around Licking County with a diverse group of clients. Spencer graduated from Granville High School, attended The Ohio State University – Newark and then went on to The Ohio Auction School becoming a State of Ohio Licensed Auctioneer and then became a licensed Real Estate Agent.
He follows in his late-father’s (John C. “Jay” Barker) footsteps and sits on the Licking County Courthouse Lighting Committee Board of Directors and is currently President of the Board. He is also a member and Past-President of the Newark-Heath Rotary Club, attends Second Presbyterian Church in Downtown Newark and sits on the governing board of the church, a board member of The LICCO Supporting Foundation and in 2019 was appointed as a founding Board Member of the Johnstown Community Improvement Corporation. Spencer is also an active member of the Young Leaders of Licking County, leading the development of the Young Leaders of Licking County Mobile App.
Spencer co-owns a local marketing agency, Elite Marketing, specializing in brand development, logo design, sales and marketing collateral and social media management. Since 2009 he has owned a Video Production company based out of Granville, iSAB Video, the exclusive videographer for Patty’s Dance Center, LTD.
In 2018 Spencer was named one of the 20 under 40 honorees by the Newark Advocate.
In 2019, Spencer was hired as the Marketing Manager for Newark Development Partners to usher in the new Image & Branding for the City of Newark.
Previously he held positions at Apple Tree Auction Center, Central Ohio Geriatrics, Apple Inc. and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology.