Larry Carpenter was appointed to the Commission in December of 2011. He was elected as vice-chair of the Commission in January 2015. He brings to the Fish and Wildlife Commission both a commercial and recreational interest as a lifetime outdoor enthusiast and the President of Master Marine Services, Inc. since 1983.
Carpenter serves on the Southern Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission, founded by Canada and the United States to implement the Pacific Salmon Treaty. He has participated in the North of Falcon process, for over 20 years, setting annual salmon-fishing seasons. Also, he has been a member of The Board of Trustees for the Northwest Marine Trade Association since 1991 and served as Chairman of the Board in from 1998-2001.
From 1966-1969 Carpenter served in the Naval Branch of the United States Armed Forces. He was primarily located at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.
Commissioner Carpenter holds one of the 3 Western Washington positions. He resides in beautiful Skagit County where he is an avid gardener and enjoys trying his hand in the kitchen frequently.
(CURRENT TERM: December 6, 2011 - December 31, 2016)