Spencer is an environmental planner with 14 years of professional experience in floodplain planning and management, stakeholder facilitation, and environmental impact analysis. Spencer follows a collaborative approach to planning, bringing together subject matter understanding and expertise with deep engagement with clients and their stakeholders. Spencer, a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), is an experienced floodplain planner who led the update of Washington State’s Comprehensive Planning for Flood Hazard Management Guidebook in 2021.
He has worked on integrated floodplain management at both the regional and local scale, leading innovative projects providing benefits to agricultural resilience, ecosystem recovery, and flood risk reduction. Spencer is an experienced facilitator with a Certificate in Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution, and he has facilitated groups including the Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committees for the Puyallup and Chambers-Clover Watersheds. Spencer regularly works with a broad range of stakeholders to develop, analyze, and interpret spatial data, and he serves as the coordinator of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program’s Spatial Data Work Group. Spencer regularly authors sections of both programmatic and project-level NEPA and SEPA Environmental Impact Statements and manages SEPA documentation projects.
Spencer holds a Bachelor of Art in liberal arts from The Evergreen State College. He is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) versed in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Community Rating System (CRS).