Andy Tiedeman (BS Geology, 2006)

Geothermal Resource Geologist in Fallon, Nevada

I am still working at the Navy's Geothermal Program Office (GPO). Moved up to Naval Air Station Fallon 4 years ago on my wife and I's 3rd wedding anniversary to take on project management and drilling projects for potentially exploiting a geothermal resource on the south end of the base as well as in Dixie Valley for the GPO/NAS Fallon. We are now working on an Engineered Geothermal System (EGS) as part of a DOE funded project here at NAS Fallon. Our team consists of industry experts from Sandia National Labs, Lawrence Barkley National Labs, University of Nevada Reno/Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, USGS, Itasca, GeothermEx, Ormat, and Navy leadership.

I am currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Nevada Reno on campus along with continuing to work. Been married to my wife for 7 years and we now have a little girl Evalena ("Lena") who is 18 months old - it's awesome and really makes me happy to be a father.

Information last updated on Dec 15, 2016