Adam Carpenter holds a degree in chemical engineering and currently lives in Boston, MA. In the past he has worked in the Canadian energy industry. Highlights include a consulting stint with El Paso Energy where he analyzed the western Canadian gas processing industry for possible expansion targets. Additionally, he has worked for Dynegy Canada in their Midstream Assets Division developing high-level financial models for large asset purchases. During the late 90s, Adam was involved with designing and balancing game systems for PvP-focused MUDs. Since then, he has served as an occasional and informal consultant for MMORPGs. His biggest love is dissecting game systems to identify balance issues and then reconstructing those systems in order to improve the overall game experience. He can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.