Roberto gil, jr. 

Roberto gil, jr. 

Pat karl

Pat karl

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

Roberto joined PBC in 2013 after spending eight years at Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL). 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. Roberto holds a BA in Government from The University of Texas in Austin and a JD from New York Law School.


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

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.

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

Adam faller

Adam faller

jody zegulis

jody zegulis

john haney

john haney

chris trainor

chris trainor

Robert Buarotti

Robert Buarotti

Travis Heilman

Travis Heilman

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Tom Arnold, Program Director
908-362-6765 ext. 7 • tarnold@princetonblairstown.org

Tom came to PBC as an adjunct instructor in 2009, and was hired as an Assistant Director in May 2013. His work in outdoor adventure includes extended backpacking trips, whitewater canoeing, building ropes courses, and developing leadership curriculum. A graduate of Kenyan College, Tom holds a number of certifications including Wilderness First Responder, Red Cross Lifeguard, and ACCT Level II practitioner. 


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.

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

Jody 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
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.


 

Chris Trainor, Manager of Special Programs
908-362-6765 ext 234 • ctrainor@princetonblairstown.org

Chris joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in August 2011, having previously served with the New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program as an AmeriCorps member. Chris holds a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University. He is a Wilderness First Responder, ACCT Level practitioner, and a Water Safety Instructor. Chris is also a certified trainer for five nationally recognized curriculums: Project WET, Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Flying WILD, and Project Learning Tree. 

Robert Buarotti, Food Service Director
908-362-6765 ext. 8 • rbuarotti@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.

Travis Heilman, Manager of Summer Programs
908-362-6765 ext. 3 • theilman@princetonblairstown.org

Travis joined Princeton-Blairstown Center in April 2015. Prior to that, Travis spent four seasons working with youth at Indian Acres, located in Fryeburg, ME, as a counselor and assistant unit leader. He has two years of experience operating a rock climbing wall and a year working as an outdoor educator. Travis is an avid climber with 20 years of climbing experience in northern New Jersey and the White Mountains. He also has over 15 years of experience in team sports including basketball, soccer, and volleyball.

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

Ron joined PBC as Program Manager in 2018. Previously he worked for us as an Experiential Education Facilitator, and is currently a Certified Lifeguard, holds a Level 1 ACCT Certificate, and is a 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. Ron loves to work in his garden, play guitar, write, draw cartoons, hike, and explore the natural world with his wife Brianne, daughter Charlotte, and dog LuLu.