Carmen has a diverse background and strong practical experience working with agronomists and turfgrass managers on golf, sports, commercial and residential landscape, agriculture and environmental facilities around the world. He holds a B.S. degree in Agronomy/Turfgrass Science from Penn State University and an MBA in Project Management with Ag Business focus from Capella University.
Carmen directed and taught the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program at Penn State University; he also directed all turfgrass research facilities and operations while handling the college's turfgrass media relations globally. He has lectured internationally and has taught courses in practical soil and plant and water management as they pertain to high profile turfgrass facilities.
Carmen has served as consultant for many professional events as well as for private facilities domestically and internationally. He has worked with the finest technology companies in the world using new technology to monitor water, soil and salts in particular while implementing more efficient and effective means of plant, soil and water management; he has also collaborated on projects with key organizations such as the USDA.
In addition to his Science expertise Carmen is a talented singer/songwriter who often volunteers for organizations with a cause hoping to help others in need with his music. His award winning song 'America' was picked up by Operation First Response in a national campaign: Operation First Response helps soldiers and their families in need upon their return from service.