BELONG TO A COMMUNITY
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what if many villages joined efforts and formed a community….what then could be done? Maybe a better question is what can’t be done? At BaseCamp 31, and by joining the BaseCamp Athletic membership you will be joining a community of doers, driven by common passion and purpose, and taking pride in our ability to have fun while fostering healthy community and personal development through shared experience. Whether it’s out on the roads, volunteering in our community, supporting health-focused educational programs and scholarship, or connecting in social events – if you’re seeking a place to find your "true North," where the relationships are genuine, and the mission is simple, then you’re in the right place.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
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.
Alysia Puma has been a member of Basecamp 31 since its inception. As a year-round athlete in high school and a field hockey player at Swarthmore College, she has thrived in this local community where she is able to connect with like minded individuals who are still looking to live their best lives and find new avenues of growth. Inspired by others at various points in their journey, Basecamp and ProActivity have provided a fountain of support as Alysia ran ultra distances, the Grand Canyon, and various marathons including New York, Chicago, the Marine Corps, Rome, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Steamtown, and Boston, among others. Alysia teaches eleventh and twelfth-grade English at Hillsborough High School where she also serves as the assistant boys' cross country coach. She is proud of her commitment to public education which began in 1994. Alysia and her husband Eric, a competitive runner and the Hillsborough High School head soccer coach, live in Flemington.
Beth is a proud member of the BaseCamp Walking Club on Saturday mornings! Through positive energy, team spirit, and new friendships, she found success in accomplishing challenging events such as Muscle Up 4 Art and many fun local races over the past 2 years. As the Community Liaison for the BaseCamp Service Committee it is an honor for her to serve the mission of creating a strong, healthy, thriving community. Beth connects groups serving Hunterdon County’s needs for mental, physical, or spiritual health with those who can help. She served as a Councilwoman for the Town of Clinton for 6 years. She's lived in Clinton for 27 years, where she and her husband Dave raised their two sons, Ben and Jon. Beth cares deeply about keeping the strong sense of a healthy community alive for children, adults, seniors, and animals too!
Endurance Clubs Coordinator
Mark is a founding member of BaseCamp Athletic Club and has previously served as the Treasurer of the BaseCamp 31 Board. With 25+ years in Information Technology, Mark also provides the data management for BaseCamp including the Wall of Champions and Race Series. Although coming to Endurance Racing late, Mark has completed 7 marathons, including Philadelphia and NYC, 20+ half marathons and many local 5k and 10k's. Mark is a graduate of Villanova University and currently works as an IT Infrastructure Manager at Bristol Myers Squibb. He currently resides in the Town of Clinton. When not running with the BaseCamp Community, Mark enjoys golfing as often as possible.
Don joined based camp in June of 2019, and has been actively involved ever since. He has participated in 2018 and 2019 Main Street Half Marathons and continues to work hard at improving his running ability through the support of Base Camp. Don starting running in 2017 and ran his first 5k. Since then, he has participated in 5 Half Marathons, numerous 5, 10 and 15K races, culminating with the completion of his first full marathon in Rehoboth, DE in Dec of 2019. In addition to his passion for running, Don has dedicated his life to public service in both his professional and personal life. Don is honored to be part of this incredible team.