A Taos High School graduate, Amadeo was born and raised in the small northern New Mexican Village of Arroyo Hondo. Upon graduating high school in 2012, Amadeo pursued a Civil Engineering degree with a focus on Environmental Engineering from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. During his studies, Amadeo spent time working in the Environmental Engineering Laboratory where he worked with his advisor to conduct various research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2016, Amadeo took a position with the University which allowed his research efforts to continue while providing undergraduate teaching assistance for the Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering Laboratory. In January of 2019, Amadeo took a position with the private consulting firm Molzen Corbin where he would be hired on as a Water Resource Engineer. Amadeo has spent his professional consulting career focused on the design of sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure throughout the state of New Mexico. Amadeo started his term on the Board of Directors for Talking Talons on July 1st, 2022 and is excited to give back to the community that helped shape him into the person he is today.