Minh Nguyen-3

Minh Nguyen

Deputy Director

Minh Nguyen joined Bayou City Waterkeeper in August 2023, driven by his love for nature, equity, and sustainability. He brings over twenty years of leadership experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and more recently in nonprofit administration.

He co-founded Texas’ first year-round dragon boat club, paddling in the bayou, however due to water quality concerns including high bacteria levels from water tests, he quit paddling. Minh brings a unique entrepreneurial background. He opened Cafe TH, a Vietnamese restaurant, open for over thirteen years, and later worked as a partner of Celadon Coffee, and co-founder of CounterCommon Beerworks & Kitchen. Additionally, he brings experience working in nonprofit social service organizations in the fields of food systems, farming, and sexual assault.

With a degree in psychology from the University of Houston, he also brings experience and interest in managing people and teams. He has developed resources, systems, and tools to support teams. In his work at Bayou City Waterkeeper, he looks forward to leveraging his variety of experiences to develop sound internal systems, strategic alignment, and staff support so that our team can advocate for water justice in our community.