Roberto gil, jr.

Roberto gil, jr.

 
Pat karl

Pat karl

Roberto Gil, Jr., Blairstown Campus Director
908-362-6765 ext. 4rgil@princetonblairstown.org

Roberto joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in July 2013 after spending eight years at Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL). Roberto holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas in Austin and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. One of his major accomplishments was the successful launch of the Manhattan Family Court – Court Employment Project, an alternative-to-placement program for juvenile delinquents at CASES.
 


Pat Karl, Operations Manager
908-362-6765 ext. 1 pkarl@princetonblairstown.org 

Pat joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in 2006 and is often the first person people connect with when making their arrangements to visit Blairstown. Pat has held an array of progressively responsible administrative positions at General Chemical Industrial Products, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Prudential Insurance Company.  She enjoys baking, doing jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her children.
 

 
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Adam faller

 
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jody zegulis

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Robert Buarotti

Robert Buarotti

 

Adam Faller, Assistant Director
908-362-6765 ext. 6 afaller@princetonblairstown.org

Adam joined PBC in 2010 as an Adjunct facilitator and as the Assistant Director in June 2013. A graduate of Juniata College, he holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology.  Prior to joining the Center, Adam worked as an archaeologist and outdoor educator in Central Pennsylvania.  He is a certified Wilderness First Responder, ACCT Level II practitioner, Red Cross Lifeguard, and Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor.  He manages the Center's ropes and challenge courses and oversees risk management practices.

 
Ron Franco, Program Manager
908-362-6765 ext. 222 • rfranco@princetonblairstown.org

Ron joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center as Program Manager in February 2018. In 2016 and 2017 he worked for the Center as an Seasonal Experiential Education Facilitator.  A graduate of SUNY Binghamton University, Ron holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing.  He is a certified Lifeguard, ACCT Level II practitioner, and Wilderness First Responder. Ron's passion for outdoor education led him to win the PBC Initiative Idea Award in 2016 for his work on a new element called The Sensory Forest. 

Hannah Idler, Program Manager
908-362-6765 ext. 231 • hidler@princetonblairstown.org

Hannah joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center as Program Manager in January 2019, after previously working for the Center as an Adjunct Experiential Education Facilitator. Hannah earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (2016) and is working towards her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from The College of New Jersey. Hannah is passionate about nature and volunteered for over six years at Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary. She is also a certified Wilderness First Responder.

Mary Oluokun, Program Manager
908-362-6765 ext. 234 • moluokun@princetonblairstown.org

Mary joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in March 2018 as a Program Manager, having previously served as a Summer Experiential Education Facilitator and as a Seasonal Experiential Education Facilitator.  Prior to returning to the Center in her current role, Mary spent a year as a residential counselor at the Justice Resource Institute.  Mary holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University, where she served as an Outdoor Education Leader. Mary is a certified Lifeguard, ACCT Level II practitioner, and Wilderness First Responder.

Joey DaSilva, Senior Experiential Education Facilitator
908-362-6765 •
jdasilva@princetonblairstown.org

This is Joey’s third season at the Princeton-Blairstown Center and his first year as Senior Facilitator.  He has a broad range of experiences working with vulnerable young people including three years at Wediko Childrens Services in a variety of roles, a year as a Teaching Assistant at The Dimock Center, and four years as a Residential Counselor at Crossroads for Kids. A graduate of Lasell College, Joey holds a BA in Sociology.  He is an accomplished photographer and videographer who grew up in Dorchester, MA. Joey is a certified Lifeguard, ACCT Level II practitioner, and Wilderness First Responder.

Med Fofana, Experiential Education Facilitator
908-362-6765 •
mfofana@princetonblairstown.org

This is Med’s second season as an Experiential Education Facilitator.  He joined the Center after serving as a member of our summer staff in 2018. Med is a recent graduate of Albertus Magnus College and received his BS in Computer Information Systems. An African from the Bronx, NY, Med seeks to be there for the youth we serve the way “I wish someone was there for me when I was a child.”  Med is a certified Wilderness First Responder.

Greg Motta, Experiential Education Facilitator
gmotta@princetonblairstown.org

This is Greg’s first season as an Experiential Education Facilitator. Born in Princeton, NJ, he has roots in Guatemala, and describes himself as “from a little bit from everywhere.” Greg holds a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University where he majored in Social Behavioral Science with a concentration in Economics and Criminal Justice. After graduation, Greg spent a season working for the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company.

Julian Rice, Experiential Education Facilitator
908-362-6765 •
jrice@princetonblairstown.org

This is Julian’s first season as an Experiential Education Facilitator. A graduate of Seton Hall University, he holds a BS in International Relations and Affairs with a focus on Spanish and Latin America politics. He has experience working with youth as a Mentor with Upward Bound and as an Instructor with ConstructU. Julian is a certified Wilderness First Responder.

Nick Ruybalid, Experiential Education Facilitator
908-362-6765 •
nruybalid@princetonblairstown.org

This is Nick’s second season as an Experiential Education Facilitator. Born and raised in Colorado, Nick is an avid outdoorsman and continues to be involved in the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster. A graduate of Princeton University, Nick holds an AB in English. Nick is a certified Wilderness First Responder.

Jody Zengulis, Director of Facilities
908-362-6765 ext. 5 jzengulis@princetonblairstown.org

Jody joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in 1997.  He and his team oversee and maintain all Blairstown facilities, grounds, equipment, and vehicles. Jody has a wealth of skills and advanced training in emergency action plans, dam safety & maintenance, lake management, OSHA compliance, hazardous communication, asbestos, lead & mold management, ladder safety & fall protection, respirator protection, and electrical safety. He is also a certified, licensed pesticide operator. 

 

Jacob Bruch, Facilities Assistant
jbruch@princetonblairstown.org

Jake joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in 2019. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor’s degree in Science.  He previously worked in healthcare, construction, and also was a painter. He is a native of Bangor, Pennsylvania and enjoys hunting, working on projects around his house, and riding his motorcycle.



John Haney, Facilities Assistant
jhaney@princetonblairstown.org

John joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in 2001.  He is a native of Pennsylvania and enjoys hunting, working on projects around his house, and riding his motorcycle.
 


 

Robert Buarotti, Food Service Director
908-362-6765 ext. 8 • buarotti@princetonblairstown.org

Chef Bob joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in August 2013.  He is a culinary school trained chef who graduated from Johnson & Wales College.  Prior to joining the Center, he served as either the Food & Beverage Manager or Executive Chef at a range of establishments including the Water Gap Country Club, Best Western Hunts Landing, Black Horse Tavern & Pub, and Gibson's Seafood and Grill.  He does his best each day to make a restaurant-quality meal from breakfast to dessert.