Spencer Merlo was born and raised in Grande Prairie and attended St Joseph’s High school. After graduating, Spencer spent a year in Brazil as a Rotary Exchange Student. Upon returning to Canada, Spencer studied Philosophy at the University of Victoria and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After his undergraduate studies, Spencer attended law school and earned a law degree from the University of Calgary. Spencer is interested in corporate and commercial law and the law as it applies to commercial and residential real estate. During his articling year, Spencer looks forward to practicing law in various areas as opportunities present themselves.
Spencer understands Grande Prairie is an entrepreneurial city. He plans on tailoring his practice to give advice that can add value to businesses. Spencer enjoys the satisfaction of getting to know his clients and truly understanding their business strategies and the markets that they serve. Helping his clients realize their aims while supporting their core values is his way of providing value added legal services.
Spencer worked as a fishing guide in Northern Saskatchewan for 6 summers before starting his articles. During his time at the University of Calgary, he played goal for the U of C law hockey team. In his spare time Spencer can be found fly fishing, skiing, or riding his road bike. Last year, Spencer married his wife, Liz. You might run into them walking their dog around the city in a futile attempt to make it go in a straight line. Spencer has just graduated from law school and is settling back into living in Grande Prairie. He takes community involvement seriously and plans on giving back to the community that he serves in the near future.