The Cambrian Management Staff

The Cambrian Management Staff

Cambrian Management, Ltd. was founded in August of 2001. The professional team at Cambrian Management offers unparalleled client service and attention to detail, and strives to deliver projects on time and within the budget. We invite you to learn more about our team’s experience and encourage you to contact us for more information.

Alan Means, P.E.


Mr. Means is currently President of Cambrian Corp., the general partner of Cambrian Management, Ltd. Mr. Means has over 33 years of diverse oil and gas operations experience, including over 10 years of contract project/asset management experience with Coastal Management Corporation. He has worked for major oil companies, independents and project management companies in his career, including Getty Oil Company, Terra/Pacific Enterprises and Coastal Management Corporation. Mr. Means’ experience has ranged from field operations to corporate management. His experience has been primarily domestic U.S. with the bulk being in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Mr. Means has successfully served as a project manager over a 2500 gross wellbore project in West Texas. He has 22 years of project management experience. Mr. Means received a Bachelor’s of Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas, Number 72082. He is a member of SPE and is on the PBPA and Reel Thanx Board of Directors.

Andy Rickard
Operations Engineering/Project Manager

Mr. Rickard holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. Mr. Rickard has 36 years of petroleum engineering experience. He has worked in drilling, production, completions, operations engineering, log analysis, well bore intervention and remediation, water disposal drilling, remediation and operations, wellhead compression, gathering lines, unconventional gas, waterfloods, CO2 flood, artificial lift, fishing, pipe recovery, and sales. He worked for Kinder Morgan, ConocoPhillips, Stanolind Operating and Baker Hughes prior to joining Cambrian Management.

Chris Gaddy
Drilling Manager

Mr. Gaddy holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and started his career with Unocal as a drilling engineer. He has also worked in production, operations, project management and sales. Mr. Gaddy worked for Mid Plains Gas, Saber Oil & Gas and Schlumberger prior to jointing Cambrian.

Nathan Braden
Petroleum Engineer

Mr. Braden holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Mr. Braden interned at Cambrian Management working in reservoir analysis under Dr. Jim Nicholson for three years prior to graduation. After graduating in December 2016, Mr. Braden passed the NCEES FE Exam and accepted the recognition as “Engineer-In-Training” by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. He is currently in a three-year training period before receiving his Professional Engineering License. Mr. Braden has gained experience in project management, economic analysis, production, completions, facility design, log analysis, waterfloods, lease operations, and artificial lift design.

Mike Anthony
Field Superintendent

More information coming soon!

Karen Lowder
Accounting Manager

Ms. Lowder holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from University of Texas – El Paso. She has 28 years’ experience in oil and gas accounting working for Arco, DCP and Cambrian.

Denise Jones

Ms. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma. She has been with Cambrian since 2006 where she has worked as a Regulatory Analyst.

Valerie Benton

Maria Prieto
Accounting Assistant

Brittany Hogan
Admin Assistant

Vanessa Montez
Admin Assistant & HR

Socorro Hendry
Production Analyst

Ashley Smith
Accounting – JIB