About Sam Carpenter

Born and rasied in upstate New York, and after four decades in Bend, Oregon, Sam now resides in rural SE Kentucky with his wife Diana. His background includes engineering, journalism, publishing, forestry, construction management, and telecommunications.

An author and entrepreneur, he is founder and president of Centratel, the premier telephone answering service in the United States .

Originally published in 2008 by Greenleaf Book Group, Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less is now in its fourth edition (February 2021).

His second book, The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of your Life, was published in May 2016. (thesystemsmindset.com)

Sam’s outside interests include mountaineering, skiing, cycling, reading, traveling, writing, and long “rucking” hikes with his hounds in the nearby Kentucky wilderness.

In Oregon, he was a U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial candidate.