Roberto gil, jr. 

Roberto gil, jr. 

 Pat karl

Pat karl

Roberto Gil, Jr., Blairstown Campus Director
908-362-6765 ext.

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 

Pat Karl 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.

 Adam faller

Adam faller

 jody zegulis

jody zegulis

 john haney

john haney

 Robert Buarotti

Robert Buarotti


Adam Faller, Assistant Director
908-362-6765 ext. 6

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.


Jody Zengulis, Director of Facilities
908-362-6765 ext. 5

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 certified and licensed as a pesticide operator. 


John Haney, Facilities Assistant

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
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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.


Ron Franco, Program Manager
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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 for 2016 for his work on installing a new element called The Sensory Forest. 

Mary Oluokun, Program Manager
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Mary joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in March 2018 as a Program Manager. Prior to returning to the Center. A graduate of Bucknell University, Mary holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts. Mary spent a year as a residential counselor at the Justice Resource Institute.  In 2014 and 2015 she worked as a Summer Experiential Education Facilitator.  In 2016, she worked at the Center as a Seasonal Experiential Education Facilitator.  While at Bucknell, Mary served as an Outdoor Education Leader. Mary is a certified Lifeguard, ACCT Level II practitioner, and Wilderness First Responder.

Cristal Hernandez, Experiential Education Facilitator
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This is Cristal’s second season at the Princeton-Blairstown Center.  Prior to that, she spent a year working for City Year in New York City where she taught Math and ELA skills to middle schoolers and oversaw an enrichment focused afterschool program.  A graduate of Brandeis University, Cristal holds a BA in International Global Studies and Latin America and Latino Studies.  She is fluent in Spanish and is an accomplished visual artist who grew up in New York City.  Cristal is a certified Lifeguard, ACCT Level II practitioner, and Wilderness First Responder.

Joey DaSilva, Experiential Education Facilitator
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This is Joey’s second season at the Princeton-Blairstown Center.  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.

Danielle Montero, Experiential Education Facilitator
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This is Danni’s first full season at the Princeton-Blairstown Center.  During 2017, she worked as an Adjunct Instructor at the Center.  In addition to her passion for young people, Danni has a deep commitment to working with senior citizens.  She has spent two years working as a Resident Care Associate at the Brookdale Uptown Whittier in Whittier, CA, where she grew up. Danni is fluent in Spanish and is a certified Wilderness First Responder and ACCT Level I practitioner.

Alexis Abdullah, Experiential Education Facilitator
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Originally from the peach state, Alexis is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky and she holds a BA in Environmental & Sustainability Studies with a minor in Geography. After working as a Summer Facilitator for the Summer Bridge Program 2018 she has joined us for the fall as a Seasonal Facilitator. During her college career she interned with the Black Sash, a human rights advocacy, non-profit organization located in Cape Town, South Africa, as well as heading an upcoming non-profit organization started by students at the University of Kentucky, Lexington Environmental Youth Outreach, as the Director of Programming.

Med Fofana, Experiential Education Facilitator
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Med Fofana joined PBC for his first season as summer staff in 2018. He is a recent graduate from Albertus Magnus College and received his BS in Computer Information Systems. An African from the Bronx, NY, he seeks to develop his communication and computer skills in the workplace, in hopes of following his dream of becoming a web designer/communication manager. 

Ashelle King, Experiential Education Facilitator
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Ashelle is entering her first season as Experimental Education Facilitator. Prior to PBC, she has graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information System at Baruch College City University of New York. Her college internships included the Office of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries as well as Assemblywoman Diana Richardson. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York where she hopes to influence change in her community.