Tom BeardenTom Bearden has over 30 years of engineering and management experience in the environmental, nuclear, and petroleum industries. In 1988, he began work as a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor.  He is an expert in the technologies of fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy; he has worked at DOE nuclear weapons sites across the country specializing in radioactive waste management. More recently, he has worked on new reactor designs for the commercial nuclear power industry.  He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Colorado, New Mexico and Virginia.

Tom is also a Republican Party activist who has worked on political campaigns in Colorado and New Mexico.