COMMUNITY IN MOTION
More than a facility or meeting place, BaseCamp is a community, an environment, and a philosophy. Originally launched in 2004 as the charitable arm of Pro-Activity, BaseCamp 31 has grown from firmly planted roots into a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, leveraging the Pro-Activity elements (Move, Fuel, Recover, Endure, Connect) in our mission of healthy community and personal development through shared human experience.
Our vision is simple, to build a people-centered health hub..one where we act to remove barriers to physical, mental, and social well-being; and long, healthy, and full lives are not merely a goal, but an expected outcome.
Mike is a graduate of Georgia Tech, has a Masters degree from The University of Texas, and a PhD from Purdue University, all in Chemical Engineering. He retired in 2017 after 27 years at ExxonMobil R&D in a variety of technology leadership roles. Mike currently supports our local community by serving on the Board at United Way of Hunterdon County, leading ministries at Immaculate Conception Church, volunteering at the Flemington Food Pantry and, of course, BaseCamp 31. After years of running races, he is now an avid hiker of local mountain trails. Mike and his wife Helen reside in Hunterdon County, but are often traveling the world on various active adventures. They have 4 adult daughters throughout the eastern US...one married, three to go!
Dr. Kristen Prendergast is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical school. Following medical school she completed her residency training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Colorado in Aurora, CO. She went on to specialize in Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine and currently works at the Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital in Allentown, PA.
Kristen has been pounding the pavement in Hunterdon County since high school. After competing in middle-distance and cross-county for the University of Virginia she went on to coach briefly for NHHS and compete in local races. She is still an avid runner and enjoys training for distances from the mile to the marathon. She lives in Annandale, NJ with her 3 crazy children and her very patient and understanding husband.
Lindsay earned a bachelors degree cum laude from the University of Connecticut in Diagnostic Genetics and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Clinical Research Management from Arizona State University. Lindsay is married, has three kids ranging from middle school to college-age and has two rescue dogs.
She currently works in Clinical Operations in the Pharmaceutical industry and enjoys amateur photography in her spare time. Lindsay has been a Hunterdon County resident for 30+ years and involved with BaseCamp31 since it’s inception.
Michelle, a consultant for business & community development, holds a professional degree in social work from the U of Texas at Austin. With a non-linear path from counselor, to teacher, to program developer, and business owner, her career has noticeably been tied to education and health arenas. Passion for connecting with and helping others to achieve their best has been a common thread at each turn. A resident of Hunterdon since 2007, she is deeply committed to the proud to mission of removing barriers to greater physical, mental and social well being in the community.
A founding board member, Eric currently serves BaseCamp 31 as Treasurer. With professional experience in entrepreneurship, management and finance, Eric, a Cornell University alumni, is the Managing Partner of Pro-Activity, allowing for seamless communication transfer and support between the sister organizations. An endurance athlete, Eric can often be found running... on the roads, to the next meeting, or after his three kids.
Perry Brubaker is a physical therapist in the metro Atlanta area and has a prevention and health promotion consulting practice. She also runs operations for the professional community arm of BaseCamp 31, the Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies.
Perry adores her husband and is completely awestruck by her daughter. She measures health more from a well-being lens these days so you may see her walking instead of running, laughing instead of lecturing, and kissing her husband in public to totally embarrass her teenage daughter.