Carter joined GLEC in 2013 as a field and laboratory technician. His primary responsibilities have included support for the NARS National Rivers and Streams Assessment Training and Logistics program along with general technical support in the Traverse City toxicology laboratory. Carter recently earned a B.S. in Freshwater Science and Sustainability from Northwestern Michigan College.
GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.