Staff Biographies

Beth Jones, PE

Beth is the Director of Public Works and prior to becoming Director, she was Tomball’s City Engineer. Beth holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rice University and a Master of Science from University of Houston. She has over 10 years of experience in engineering and utilities working in consulting, higher education and municipal government. Beth volunteers on various boards and committees serving the greater Tomball area where she lives with her husband and two children. She has also had the opportunity to live overseas and has traveled to over 30 countries. In her free time, Beth loves to grab her passport and head out for another great adventure.

John Escamilla

John is the current Utilities Superintendent of the Department of Public Works. He has worked for the city for over 24 years. His favorite part of his job is being able to complete major in-house utility projects safely, promptly, and at a huge savings to the city compared to a contractor. A true outdoors-man, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and R.V. camping with his family. His favorite quote is by Mark Twain: “My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got!"

Steve Purvis

Steve is the Streets & Parks Superintendent in the Public Works Department. He has worked here for the past 13 years. He attended college at Sam Houston State University and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology, a B.S. in Kinesiology, and attained his Secondary Education Certificate. Steve’s favorite part of working in the Public Works Department is working with employees and fostering personal growth and development while figuring out creative solutions to issues and challenges. Some of his hobbies are playing guitar, barbecuing outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. Steve’s motto that he lives by is to “Lead by example."

Meagan Mageo

Meagan is the Project Coordinator for the Public Works Department. She attended Sam Houston State University, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Criminal Justice. She is currently attending Sam Houston State University to attain a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Her favorite part about her job is working with citizens and the department’s amazing staff. In her free time, she likes to scrapbook, cook, and spend time with her family, especially her son. Her favorite quote is: “Never look back on your life as regret, look back as lessons learned.”

Justin Pruitt

Justin is the Construction Manager/ Inspector for the Public Works Department. He has been employed with the City of Tomball for 11 years, previously Justin worked in the Utilities department as a Crew Chief. His favorite part of his job are the individuals he works with daily and meeting new individuals out in the field. Justin is a graduate of Tomball High School and enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his beautiful wife and four amazing children. His favorite quote is "Get your facts first then you can distort them as you please" - Mark Twain.

Lexi McMinn

Lexi is the Administrative Assistant for the Public Works Department. She began as a Summer Intern for the department before being hired full time September of 2016. Her favorite part of her job is the staff she is able to work with because they are the "give the shirt off their back, without hesitation" kind of individuals. Lex graduated from magnolia West High School is 2014 and has been attending Lone Star Community College. In her free time she enjoys barrel racing which has consumed her life since she was seven years old. Lexi's favorite quote is "The only person you should try to better than is the person you were yesterday" - Matty Mullins.

Glen Williams

Glen is the Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor in the Public Works Department. He has worked here for the past 4 years and has 28 years of experience in the utilities field. He attended Lone Star College and took management courses. Glen’s favorite part of working in the Public Works Department is working with his co-workers, solving problems, and making plant and work environment improvements. Some of his hobbies are golfing, traveling, hunting, and fishing. Glen’s motto that he lives by is to “Live life like there is no tomorrow.”

Danny Hitchcock

Danny is the Water & Sewer Foreman for the Utilities Department of Public Works. He has lived in Tomball all his life and has worked for the city for 25 years. He enjoys helping the citizens of Tomball and, in his spare time, restoring old cars.

Dewayne Osgood

Dewayne is the Gas Foreman in the Public Works Department. He has worked here for the past 13 years and has 13 years of experience in the gas field. His favorite part of working in the Public Works Department is meeting new people in Tomball, TX. Some of Dewayne’s hobbies are hunting, fishing, and camping.

Jeff Ford

Jeff Ford is the Streets & Drainage Foreman in the Public Works Department. He has worked here for the past 8 years and has 15 years of experience in the this field.  Jeff's favorite part of working in the Public Works Department is the enjoyment of working with fellow employees and meeting citizens on a daily basis while doing things for the city to ensure a clean and trouble free town. Some of his hobbies are keeping up with his twins, hunting, wood work, working cattle, and doing anything outdoors. Jeff’s motto that he lives by is "Let's not wait, lets do it today."

Jeff Doyle 

Jeff Doyle is the Parks Foreman in the Public Works Department. He has worked here for the past 6 years and has 24 years of experience in the this field.  Jeff's favorite part of working in the Public Works Department is getting a chance to upgrade and enhance the Parks of the town he grew up in. Some of his hobbies are playing guitar, singing, hunting and fishing. Jeff’s motto that he lives by is “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”- Albert Einstein.