David was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Gary and Carolyn Spencer. His father served our country in the Air Force for 28 years. His life growing up consisted of moving every one to three years; David even went to four different high schools. His family moved to Orem in 1984, when his father was appointed head of the Air Force ROTC at BYU. His father retired in 1988, to take care of David’s ailing grandparents.
David served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California Anaheim Mission.
In 1988, He graduated and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Brigham Young University.
I’m Julie Spencer, I am the daughter of Robert and LaRae Crandall. I was raised in Springville, Utah, and my parents still live in the home they moved into when I was three years old. I graduated from Brigham Young University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught school for seven years in the Nebo School District before choosing to “retire early” when we began to have our family.
David and I were married in 1992 and have lived in Orem for the past 25 years. We have four children (Kayce, Hannah, Taylor, and Mattison). Our oldest son Kayce, graduated from Orem High School in 2013, served an LDS mission in Gilbert, Arizona, is currently working for Vivint Solar as a PV designer, and will be attending UVU in the fall. Hannah worked with the Special Needs Mutual in Orem for two years, graduated from Orem High School in 2015, and attended UVU before leaving last November to serve an LDS mission in Vancouver, Washington, speaking Spanish. Taylor will be a senior at Timpanogos High School this coming year, where he has been involved in PACK, the National Honor’s Society, Student Council, and the Boys’ Tennis Team. Mattison just completed junior high, will be a Sophomore at Timpanogos High School next year, and is excited to be on the Timpanogos Dance Team.
Our children’s interests in the Special Needs Mutual, piano, dance, choir, orchestra, band, and sports, along with participating in plays at the Scera and Canyon View Junior High broadened our awareness of the great families that live in Orem, outside of our neighborhood.
Before David began serving on the City Council, during the baseball season you could find him down at the City Center ball fields almost every night flipping burgers, cooking hot dogs, along with turning the lights on and off after the games were over. He has had a love for baseball since he was young and was as a volunteer coach for Orem Youth Baseball for ten years, beginning when our oldest son decided he wanted to play. David was also a volunteer coach for Orem High School’s Freshmen Baseball Team in 2011. Throughout his years as a volunteer coach and helping out at the ball fields his love and appreciation for the citizens of Orem and their families increased. David feels if we can offer our children things to do like sports, recreation, and arts they will stay busy and this will help them build a solid foundation for their future.
David began attending Orem City Council meetings several years ago before he was on the Council, when he heard there was discussion about moving the baseball fields. From attending these meetings, he became more aware of the challenges and problems that our city faced. Because of this, he became more involved and concerned about our community and its future so he decided to run to be a member of the City Council.
David has served on the Orem City Council for the past three years. During his time on the Council, he has worked hard to fulfill his commitments to the citizens of Orem to listen, use common sense, be transparent, be fiscally responsible, and to be honest. David has always made himself available to speak to anyone in the community who has a concern. Many times he has gone to individual homes and neighborhoods to discuss issues or concerns in the community. David has been a strong advocate for the Orem Police and Fire Department in getting the equipment and supplies they need to protect our community. He has also been a strong supporter of Orem Youth Baseball, Orem Youth Soccer, Orem-Timpanogos Aquatic Club (OTAC), SCERA Center for the Arts, Hale Center Theater, along with other recreational and art related organizations.
David is just beginning his 24th year as an employee with Kuehne + Nagel, Inc (an international shipping company). The company does import/export and custom brokerage for other companies all over the world. David is currently the director of the Northwest region covering Salt Lake City, Boise, Portland, and Seattle. Part of his responsibilities in running this region; include preparing annual budgets and managing profit and losses for each office. His business knowledge, understanding, and experience of the budget process gives him insight on how things work and how to make tough decisions in moving forward. As a family, we feel it is a privilege to live in Orem and we want to continue to contribute what we can.
David believes in working hard, doing his best, and giving 110%.