The inspiration for SenSpa came from Dave Spencer’s personal quest for wellness. A life-changing car accident at age 19 cost him a leg and the use of an arm while leading him to pursue a positive attitude, holistic therapies and keen physical awareness. Along the way, he developed a passion for body care and good health.
For years, Mr. Spencer shared his experiences with others as a volunteer and motivational speaker for amputees and trauma victims at medical facilities throughout the Bay Area. He broadened that outreach during six years of work for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, with a focus on children and community marketing. He was also involved in the 1996 campaign for AT&T Park.
Working with kids through sports then inspired him to found BayKids, a nonprofit organization that serves children of the greater northern California area through self empowerment programs.
The concept to create a totally different spa and wellness center in San Francisco came to him while earning an MBA at Stanford. SenSpa is a 13,000 ft. facility in the Presidio, offering a resort-like setting in a day spa as well as a tailored approach to wellness.
A native of New York City and one-time commercial real estate broker, Mr. Spencer currently resides in Hillsborough and serves disabled athletes through Challenge Aspen; his alma mater, Claremont McKenna College with the Kravis Leadership Institute; and aspiring young artists through the Florence Academy of Art. He is also involved in the San Francisco arts, serving as a trustee of the de Young museum and founding member of the ballet’s Allegro Circle. His passions include travel, politics, sports and of course, humor.