Our Team

Texas Community Watershed Partners (TCWP) is a Texas A&M Program, administered by the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Our projects at TCWP focus on providing communities with the knowledge and tools to sustain their neighborhoods and landscapes. We are located in Houston’s Clear Lake area. Information about our program and project areas can be found at the Texas Community Watershed Partners website.


John Jacob, Ph.D.
Director, Texas Community Watershed Partners
Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Dr. John Jacob is the director of Texas Community Watershed Partners, a Professor and Extension Specialist. Texas Community and Watershed Partners provides education and outreach to local governments and citizens about the impact of land use on watershed health and water quality. TCWP currently has 12 staff members advancing programs in urban planning, watershed management, habitat restoration, sustainable landscapes, and water quality issues. Jacob is a recognized expert on Texas wetlands, having been active in consulting and research aspects of wetlands for more than 20 years.  Jacob holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas Tech University, and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, all in soils and natural resources. He is registered as a Professional Geoscientist with the State of Texas and is a Professional Wetland Scientist.






Steven Mikulencak, AICP
Extension Program Specialist, Texas Community Watershed Partners
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Steven Mikulencak is an Extension Program Specialist and AICP planner for Texas Community Watershed Partners since 2010. His work specializes in facilitation and planning support tools for local decision-makers. He has worked in the private sector on comprehensive plans, zoning, design guidelines, and GIS analyses for local governments. He now develops planning and outreach programs for Texas communities using GIS and CommunityViz tools. He is project manager for CHARM, Texas Citizen Planner, the Highland Bayou Watershed Protection Plan, and was the lead facilitator for the 2014 TX RESTORE Roundtables. Projects are grant supported through partnership with the National Sea Grant Office, FEMA Region 6, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US EPA Gulf of Mexico Program, and the Galveston Bay Estuary Program. He earned his degrees in Geology from Virginia Tech and his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Cornell University.


Celina Gauthier Lowry
Program Coordinator, Texas Community Watershed Partners
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
(281) 560-3970

Celina Gauthier Lowry is a program coordinator for Texas Community Watershed Partners. She holds two M.S. degrees from University of Houston-Clear Lake, one in Environmental Science and one in Environmental Management. Celina works from Houston, TX to see through the initiation and development of the Citizen Planner program. She also supports community outreach efforts and performs planning research and analysis.


1335 Regents Park Dr., Suite 260
Houston, TX 77058

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