Cory Carpenter was raised in a conservative, Christian household on a farm in Gilbert. Cory has been a prolific writer most of his life, including poetry, short stories, a published Western novel Last Man Standing: The Landen Legacy, and various essays. His latest essay was published by Mises.org., titled “Life and Health Are at Stake as the Economy Grinds to a Halt.”
Cory graduated from Heritage Academy High school in Mesa, AZ. At Heritage he learned principles of liberty and the genius of the Constitution from Earl Taylor, then President of the National Center for Constitution Studies (NCCS), Rick Dalton, an NCCS instructor and retired Mesa Police Officer, among other great scholars.
Cory achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2002. From 2003-2005, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Portugal (Europe). In 2007, he founded Defenders of Liberty International (now inactive) to promote liberty.
Cory is a business and data analyst with a B.S. degree in Business Management. He has been married to Jennifer for almost 10 years and they have two children, William and Hannah. In his spare time, Cory enjoys spending time with family, the outdoors, and oil painting.
Cory is a sixth generation Arizonan and has lived in Gilbert for over 30 years. He currently resides in south east Gilbert.