Joe Mikulka holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an M.C. in Environmental Management from the University of Southern California. He is also a Certified Public Manager and a Certified Instructor of Interest Based Negotiation. Joe worked over 36 years for the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, where he managed organizational units responsible for enforcing state and federal water, wastewater and hazardous waste regulations.
For the past 16 years, he has worked for CP Engineers, Architecture and Environmental Services, where he provides environmental regulatory advice and counsel to clients and staff and manages environmental infrastructure improvement projects. Joe has also served as a Faculty Coordinator and Professor for Rutgers University’s NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education for over 30 years. Joe has had the full New Jersey experience, having lived in urban (Jersey City), suburban (Ewing Township) and rural (Sandyston Township) communities. Joe’s original connection to NJSOC goes back a generation, as his father Joe Sr. was a member of the C.C.C. crew that constructed the lake and original buildings on site. He has also trained Americorps Watershed Ambassadors at NJSOC, and his oldest son attended Music Camp here.
Joe is an avid and active outdoorsman, and can often be found boating, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, body surfing, skating, and xc and downhill skiing.