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The Carpenter’s personal mission began at an early age. Growing up in Upstate New York their family has been involved in the forest industry for generations. They have seen the damaging results of both traumatic and micro-traumatic injuries. Ed’s experience and intuition for safer work practices and Amanda’s ability to design methods to prevent injuries and to rehabilitate preexisting injuries make them a perfect brother/sister team to deliver their vision of injury prevention.  Jessica Skiera joined the CORE team in 2010 to help them carryout their vision by training and educating industrial athletes.


CORErgonomic Solutions can make your workers safer, healthier, more productive, and happier by identifying biomechanical faults and developing solutions to address them.

Ed Carpenter, BS, AS, NATS Certified Instructor, Certified Arborist, CEAS

As CEO of C.O.R. Ergonomic Solutions, Ed Carpenter leads the company in its mission to reduce debilitating musculoskeletal disorders among athletes working and playing in the vertical realm. Ed has developed an integrated approach to educational injury-prevention, where health and wellness can be implemented on the job site, instead of in the gym.  Ed holds a BS in urban forestry from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an AS in arboriculture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture Amherst, M, and is a lead instructor and Northeast Operations manager for North American Training Solutions (NATS).  Ed has been working in trees all his life. The physical challenges of working and playing in extreme environments are intense and Ed knows all to well, how a single injury can change a worker’s life forever, witnessing from a young age his father’s near death injuries, while working in the woods.


 Ed has been researching and problem-solving arboricultural work systems since 1996 when he began in the tree care industry. He has been involved in training arborists since 2005, and product development since 2008. His leadership through CORE and NATS enable him to share his knowledge and passion with arborists across the globe through his many seminars, training programs, and speaking engagements. Ed resides in Massachusetts with his family where he owns and operates Arborone Tree Service.

Dr. Amanda Carpenter, PT, DPT, CProT, CEAS

Amanda Carpenter, a doctor of physical therapy, is the ultimate body mechanic, dedicated to preventing musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Carpenter knows many of these debilitating body injuries can be avoided. If you are already injured, Dr. Carpenter will assess your unique situation, design a restorative program, and get you back in the trees or bucket, feeling stronger and more productive. As an instructor, she will educate your workforce on their responsibilities in preventing a debilitating musculoskeletal disorder.


 With a doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA; an MS in physical therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY; and a BS in health science, as well as certifications in professional training and ergonomic assessments; Dr. Carpenter is an expert in the science and practice of ergonomics, working with industrial athletes. She currently resides with her husband in upstate NY where she owns and operates Carpenter Physical Therapy, an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practices, dedicated to improving the lives of her patients.

Jessica Skiera, AS, BS, CPT

Jessica Skiera is the newest member of the C.O.R. Ergonomic Solutions. She attended Parkland College on a soccer scholarship and earned her A.S. in Kinesiology. She then transferred to Illinois State University where she attained a B.S. in Parks and Recreation Administration with a sequence in Therapeutic Recreation. In addition, she is a Certified Personal Trainer through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and a Certified American Sports Education Program Coach.


Her previous experience includes working at Carle Foundation Hospital in Physical and Occupational Therapy department in Champaign, Illinois, and managing Carle’s Fitness Center in Bloomington, Illinois, where she provided personal training and instructed Arthritis Foundation Aquatic classes.


She has worked with the International Society of Arboriculture since the age of sixteen, and continues to spend time volunteering with the International Tree Climbing Championship. Most recently she moved to Denver, Colorado where she works at Life Time Fitness as a Supervisor of the Kids Activities Department, and has been chosen as the Camp Director for Life Time’s summer camps.


COREgonomic Solutions

42 Main Street

Dougles, MA, 01506, USA

Ed:  (508) 400-8926

Amanda: (518) 744-9095

Jessica: (217) 778-6091

Fax: (518) 338-0125


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