Roberto gil, jr. 

Roberto gil, jr. 

Pat karl

Pat karl

Roberto Gil, 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 has been working for PBC since 2006 and is often the first person people connect with when making their arrangements to visit Blairstown. 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

Ron Franco

Ron Franco

CHRIS FILPO

CHRIS FILPO

 
CRISTAL HERNANDEZ

CRISTAL HERNANDEZ

JOSEPH FALLIN

JOSEPH FALLIN

JOSEPH DASILVA

JOSEPH DASILVA

 
SHAUN PETERSEN

SHAUN PETERSEN

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. 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. 5 • afaller@princetonblairstown.org

Adam joined PBC in 2010 after working as an archaeologist and outdoor educator in Central Pennsylvania. In 2009, he completed a 31 day hiking and climbing course through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) for outdoor educators in the North Cascades of Washington State. He also is a certified Wilderness First Responder, ACCT Level II practitioner, Red Cross Lifeguard, and Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor. 

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 Haney has been working at PBC in the maintenance department for 16 years.  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 PBC 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 is the food Service Director for the Princeton Blairstown Center. I have been preparing the meals here for the past four years now. And do my best to make each one a restaurant quality meal from breakfast to dessert.
 

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

Travis joined PBC 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, Seasonal Facilitator
908-362-6765 ext. 3 • rfranco@princetonblairstown.org

Ron is entering his second season with PBC 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 Initiative Idea Award for 2016 and is currently working on installing a new element called The Sensory Forest. 

Chris Filpo, Seasonal Facilitator
908-362-6765 ext. 3 • cfilpo@princetonblairstown.org

Chris Filpo returned to PBC in June of 2017.  He holds a BA in Caribbean and Latin America Studies & Sociology from Trinity College. During the summer of 2015 he worked at PBC as a Summer Experiential Education Facilitator.  His college internships included the Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Program, Reporte Social in Buenos Aires, and a Researcher at Lloyd Best in Trinidad & Tobago.  He grew up in the Bronx.

Cristal Hernandez, Seasonal Facilitator
908-362-6765 ext. 3 • chernandez@princetblairstown.org

Cristal Hernandez joined PBC for her first season in March of 2017.  She holds a BA in International/Global Studies and Latin America and Latino Studies. After graduation, she a year at City Year where she worked with New York City public school students. She grew up in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

Joseph Fallin, Seasonal Facilitator
908-362-6765 ext. 3 • jfallin@princetonblairstown.org

Joseph Fallin returned to PBC for his second season in March of 2017. Prior to joining PBC for his first season in 2016, he worked as an Instructor at the San Gorgonio Outdoor Science School and at a YMCA Camp.  Joseph has played water polo for eight years and attended Rio Hondo College. He grew up in Whittier, California.

Joey DaSilva, Seasonal Facilitator
908-362-6765 ext. 3 • jdasilva@princetonblairstown.org

Joey DaSilva joined PBC for his first season in March of 2017.  He holds a BA in Sociology from Lausell College.  He has a broad range of experiences working with vulnerable young people including three years at Wedicko 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. He grew up in Dorchester, MA and is a freelance photographer.