As Senior Manager, Forest Carbon Innovation, Spencer is responsible for supporting forest carbon activities like Improved Forest Management (IFM) and Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation (ARR), as well as innovations that apply to all natural climate solutions (NCS) within the VCS Program. In this role he works on a wide range of forest carbon related efforts including methodology development, engaging with the US government, and managing relationships with external partners working in the forest carbon space.

Prior to joining Verra, Spencer worked for the National Forest Foundation (NFF), where he developed tools for the quantification of ecosystem services, managed forest restoration projects, and explored the use of new conservation finance tools to increase the pace and scale of restoration on federal lands.

Spencer holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho, a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Northern Arizona University, and a B.S. in Organizational Communication from University of Portland.

Spencer is based in Missoula, Montana. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and trail running with his two dogs.