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 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

 
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john haney

 
 Robert Buarotti

Robert Buarotti

 
 Travis Heilman

Travis Heilman

 
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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 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
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.
 

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

Travis joined Princeton-Blairstown Center in March 2017 as Program Manager after spending 2015 and 2016 as a Seasonal Experiential Education Facilitator at the Center. 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 is a certified Lifeguard, ACCT Level II practitioner, and Wilderness First Responder.

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 for 2016 for his work on installing a new element called The Sensory Forest. 
 

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. 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
908-362-6765 • chernandez@princetonblairstown.org

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
908-362-6765 • jdasilva@princetonblairstown.org

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
908-362-6765 • dmontero@princetonblairstown.org

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.

Shaun Peterson, Experiential Education Facilitator
908-362-6765 • spetersen@princetonblairstown.org

This is Shaun’s second season with the Princeton-Blairstown Center.  A native of South Africa, Shaun has more than ten years of experience in ropes courses, children’s camps, mountaineering, and tourism in the US and South Africa.  He is fluent in Afrikaans.  Shaun is a certified Wilderness First Responder and ACCT Level I practitioner.

Terrell Gilkey, Experiential Education Facilitator
908-362-6765 • tgilkey@princetonblairstown.org

This is Terrell’s fifth year with the Princeton-Blairstown Center.  During the summers of 2013 and 2014 he worked as a Summer Facilitator.  He also spent almost three full seasons at the Center during 2015, 2016, and 2017 as a Facilitator. A graduate of Brandeis University, Terrell holds a BA in Education Studies.  He is currently pursuing a MA in Education Policy at Rutgers University. Terrell grew up in East St. Louis, IL.  He is a certified Wilderness First Responder and ACCT Level II practitioner.

Nkosazana Inniss, Experiential Education Facilitator
908-362-6765 • ninniss@princetonblairstown.org

This is Kosii’s first season with the Princeton-Blairstown Center.  A New York City native, Kosii spent a season as a Facilitator and Mentor at Ramapo for Children in Rhinebeck, NY; two years with City Year working with middle school students in New York City; and a year as a Youth Counselor at the Salvation Army in New York City.  A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, Kosii holds a BA in English.  She is a certified Wilderness First Responder and ACCT Level I practitioner.