Spencer Critchley is a writer, producer and communications consultant with experience in broadcasting, film, digital media, public relations and advertising. He is the founder and managing partner of Boots Road Group LLC (http://bootsroad.com).
Clients and projects have included Obama for America; Congressman Sam Farr; California Assembly Speaker John Pérez; the Emmy-winning PBS documentary "Blink"; with Thomas Dolby's Beatnik Inc: web content for David Bowie, Moby, Britney Spears, Yahoo! and others; the Silicon Graphics-Time Warner-ATT interactive TV system; music for Warner-Chappell Music; and the multiple award-winning Choosing Success CDROM for CCC/Viacom, described by Wired magazine as "the most inspired piece of educational software ever created".
As a journalist, Spencer reported stories for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio and others, winning awards for investigative reporting from the Public Radio News Directors and the Associated Press. For CBC Radio, he was a correspondent and guest host for the national entertainment and popular culture show Prime Time, the host of the syndicated Canada Rocks record review, and a contributor to The Entertainers and other programs.
He has been a guest speaker at Stanford University, New York University, Art Center College of Design, the American Constitution Society, MacWorld, Jupiter Media conferences, the SXSW Film Festival, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, and others.