Carpenter is in his fifth year as NMMI’s director of athletic training.
Born and raised in Albuquerque, Carpenter’s grandfather, SSgt William R. Carpenter, was an instructor of military science at NMMI from 1957-1962.
A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association since 2000, he is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, with a 2001 bachelor’s in athletic training and 2007 master’s in physical education with an emphasis on sports administration.
He was head athletic trainer at Bernalilllo High School in 2013; head athletic trainer at New Mexico Highland University from 2008-2012; and UNM graduate assistant from 2004-2006. He served a two-year summer internship with the San Diego Chargers in 2000 and 2001.
Carpenter is also an associate member of the Justin Boots Sports Medicine Program, working with rodeo athletes in New Mexico when time permits.
He is single and enjoys playing golf, hunting, fishing and attending various professional and minor league baseball games.