🌵About me

Adrian N. Carver is a recognized social impact practitioner, strategist, and management consultant with a record of winning progress for his clients and communities at local and national levels.

His wide-ranging knowledge and expertise are foundational to his effective leadership in public policy, government relations, organizational management, special projects, public relations, marketing, and communications. A multi-generational New Mexican, he grew up on the outskirts of Albuquerque's International District, where he developed a passion for investigating the details and mechanics of complex built and social ecosystems, which makes sense given his dad is a homebuilder and his mom a social justice advocate.

An AmeriCorps Alumni, he is deeply committed to public service, serving on various nonprofit boards, including as president of the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association, the New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care, and the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce. Governor Susana Martinez recognized him for his service with the Commission on Community Volunteerism's National Service Alumni Award in 2011. Adrian remains among the youngest people to be recognized as one of New Mexico's Top 40 Under Forty business professionals by Albuquerque Business First in 2013.

Recently, Adrian held the roles of Senior Program Manager at New Mexico State University and Marketing Director at The Paper. As the Executive Director at Equality New Mexico, he successfully led coalition-based and direct lobbying efforts, resulting in a major expansion of civil rights law in the state. Adrian studied Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico.

Today, Adrian is focused on:

  • eliminating barriers to full, fair participation in society – especially for those least served and most marginalized by its structures;
  • (re)Building systems to stand the test of time... and that work properly;
  • demonstrating integrity through a lifetime of dedication to taking action;
  • solving big problems with big solutions.
✅ My Record of Impact

Organizing communities since 2001.

I tackle some of our biggest problems by fighting for even bigger solutions with public policy, communications, strategy, marketing, Issue campaigns, and political campaigns. Adrian N. Carver is on a life-long journey studying civic identity development and societal decision-making. The following are a number of issues on which I have expertise and have actively led and/or closely worked:

Civic Engagement

  • Positive Youth Development
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Racial Equity

Justice Reform

  • Juvenile Detention Alternatives to Incarceration
  • Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities
  • Ban-the-Box legislation
  • LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Legislation

Public Health

  • School-Based Health Center expansion and funding
  • Health Impact Assessments
  • LGBTQ+ Access to Dignity
    – Transgender care coverage from private insurance
    – Safe & Inclusive Bathrooms for All
    – Inclusive Birth Certificate Policies
  • Abortion, Contraception & Reproductive Healthcare Access

Violence Prevention

  • Intimate Partner Violent Death Review Team
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    – Distribution of gun locks
    – Red flag protection order legislation
  • Albuquerque Police reform
    – Police Oversight Board Youth Advisory Council
    – APD & DOJ consent decree


  • Zoning & Development ordinances
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion in the built environment industry
  • Health Impact Assessments
  • Transit to Open Space programming
  • Tijeras Watershed Protection
  • Kirtland Air Force Base Jet Fuel Spill
  • Community Asset Mapping


  • Direct Appeals
    – Small donors
    – Major donor relations
  • Online Donation/Conversion UX design
  • Customer Relationship Management database (CRM) implementation
  • Grant writing & Administration
  • Corporate & Foundation Relations


  • Establishment of an Independent Community Newspaper
  • Hyper-local neighborhood news
  • Public television news commentary
  • Media Literacy