Lori Carpenter graduated from Winter Park High school. She then graduated from Institute of Specialized Training and Management with a degree in court reporting. Her career begin in 1994 with a strong emphasis in medical/technical work. She opened MileStone Reporting, Inc., in 2005, joining forces with The Reporting Company in 2011 to become a principal of the new MileStone | Reporting Company. She has one son who graduated from Bishop Moore and is currently in the Air Force.