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 current President of the Newark-Heath Rotary Club (the youngest Rotary President in the State of Ohio), 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 a member the Licking County Republican Party Executive Committee. 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. Spencer also is a Community Manager for the NEWORK Space in Downtown Newark, a co-working facility.
In 2018 Spencer was named one of the 20 under 40 honorees by the Newark Advocate.
Previously he held positions at Apple Tree Auction Center, Central Ohio Geriatrics, Apple Inc. and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology.