Pat Karl, Operations Manager
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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 previously held an array of progressively responsible administrative positions at General Chemical Industrial Products, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Prudential Insurance Company.
Adam Faller, Assistant Director
908-362-6765 ext. 6 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam joined Princeton-Blairstown Center in 2010 as an Adjunct Facilitator and as the Assistant Director in June 2013. He holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Juniata College. Prior to this, 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.
Mark DeBiasse, Director of Programs
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Mark joined the Princeton Blairstown Center as Director of Programs in 2019, following a career in public education. Recently, he has also served as an adjunct professor at Drew University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mark holds a BA in Psychology and International Relations from Bucknell University and a MA in U.S. National Security Policy/International Politics from The George Washington University. In 2014 he received a Doctor of Letters from Drew University with a concentration in American Politics and Culture. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys backpacking and hiking.
Ron Franco, Program Manager
908-362-6765 ext. 222 • firstname.lastname@example.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 won the PBC Initiative Idea Award in 2016 for his work on The Sensory Forest.
Hannah Idler, Program Manager
908-362-6765 ext. 231 • email@example.com
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 and Red Cross Lifeguard,.
Mary Oluokun, Program Manager
908-362-6765 ext. 234 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in March 2018 as a Program Manager, having previously served as both a Summer and Seasonal Experiential Education Facilitator. Prior to returning PBC, 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 Red Cross Lifeguard, ACCT Level II practitioner, and Wilderness First Responder.
Tabassum Alam, Experiential Education Facilitator
This is Tabassum’s first season as an Experiential Education Facilitator. Born and raised in Queens, she had the opportunity to mentor young people there through Teens for Racial and Ethnic Awakening (TREA), a youth leadership program that encourages open and honest peer conversations. She then took the leadership skills she learned in TREA and used them in her work as a resident adviser at Lafayette College. A graduate of Lafayette College, she holds a BA in History.
Greg Motta, Experiential Education Facilitator
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.
Alicia Navarrete, Experiential Education Facilitator
This is Alicia’s first season as an Experiential Education Facilitator. After graduating from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Elementary Education, Alicia began her teaching career in Nicaragua before moving to Texas, where she enjoyed many years at the Houston School District’s Outdoor Education Center; a residential program for 5th graders that emphasized team-building, environmental stewardship and cultural awareness. She spends summers at the Acadia Institute of Oceanography in Maine, where she teaches marine science and leads hikes within Acadia National Park.
Handy Pierre, Experiential Education Facilitator
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This is Handy’s first season as an Experiential Education Facilitator. Born in Princeton, NJ, Handy had the opportunity to attend Princeton Blairstown Center through the Corner House Leadership Program while in High School. A graduate of St. John’s University, he holds a BS in business management.
Nick Ruybalid, Experiential Education Facilitator
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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.
Sally West, Experiential Education Facilitator
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This is Sally's first season with PBC as an Experiential Education Facilitator. Sally and her husband raised their family in northern Wisconsin where Sally was a Physical Education Teacher specializing in challenge course instruction. She has spent the past three years at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, CA, enjoying skiing as a profession and everything outdoors.
Jordan Wilson, Experiential Education Facilitator
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Jordan Wilson is a student at the College of Saint Elizabeth, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Studies. Originally from Willingboro NJ, Jordan is passionate about Education and Basketball. He is American Red Cross First Aid certified and has worked with our Summer Bridge Program in both 2018 and 2019. He plans to continue his education at the College of Saint Elizabeth next year.
Jody Zengulis, Director of Facilities
908-362-6765 ext. 5 • email@example.com
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
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
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 • firstname.lastname@example.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.