After having romantic love affairs with actress and model, Amy Smart for several years, he got married to her on 10th of September 2011. Their wedding ceremony was held in Traverse City, Michigan.
When Carter was just 12 years old, he took the job of a carpenter. He began learning carpentry as an apprentice to his neighbor who is also a carpenter. While he was enrolled at Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, he also continued in carpentry and construction. After his high school graduation, he joined Central Michigan University and majored in nutrition and communication. As a child, he also dreamed to be an actor. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree, he worked as a production assistant and tape coordinator in Project Greenlight. In 2003, he appeared in the TLC's series Trading Spaces. Next year, he starred in CBS Sunday Morning. He also worked at NBC's show Three Wishes as a contributor. His net worth is said to be around $2 million.