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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the Carousel organization and ensuring its success. We are a group of active and committed volunteers, who work together to implement and further develop the Carousel’s mission.

If you are interested in getting involved, please send email about your areas of interest and experience to [email protected]. We welcome new members each October to serve two-year terms.

Meet Our Current Board Members

Carol Rowe (President): Carol was elected to the Carousel Board in 2017, and served as secretary for two years before being elected president in 2019. She is retired from a 25-year career in journalism and public relations, including eight years at the Boulder Daily Camera and 15 years as director of communications for CU Boulder’s College of Engineering & Applied Science. She now enjoys applying her talents to the Carousel, a treasured venue that she has shared with four generations of her family. She is married to Doug Cosper, a founding member of the Carousel Board; they have four children and two grandchildren.

Jennifer MacGregor (Vice President): Jen is the director of finance and administration for Skratch Labs, a 10-year-old Boulder startup company. She and her husband, Ian, both grew up in Nederland and moved back with their daughter, Corbyn, in 2015. “The Carousel is a special place for my family that we have visited since before having children, including making a special trip up for my sister-in-law’s wedding to get photos at the carousel.” Jen was elected to the Carousel Board in 2018. She served as treasurer for two years, before being elected secretary in 2020, and vice president in 2021.

Tim Whited (Treasurer): Tim is an engineer with 40 years of experience in entrepreneurship and business leadership. He currently serves as director of business development for MESA, a firm specializing in corrosion control. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Society of Automotive Engineers Foundation, as well as a collector of classic cars. He and his wife, Pat, raised two daughters in the Nederland area. He was elected to the Carousel Board in 2019, and was named treasurer in 2020.

Caleb Melamed (Secretary): Caleb is the proud principal of Nederland Elementary School. He was raised just outside of Nederland and attended Nederland schools from kindergarten through high school graduation. He has been a teacher and school administrator for more than 15 years. He started his career in education teaching for five years at Lafayette Elementary School. He then spent 10 years teaching and working as an assistant principal in Denver Public Schools. He is thrilled to be back home in Nederland with his wife and 7-year-old son. Caleb was elected to the Carousel Board in 2020, and named Secretary in 2021.

David Packer: Dave is the national sales manager for F’real Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rich Products. He has 29 years of business experience in the the food industry, and a passion for assisting nonprofits in areas such as strategic planning, sales and marketing. Dave and his wife, Patty, moved to the Nederland area in 2017 to take advantage of mountain living and all the great things the area has to offer. He was elected to the Carousel Board in 2019, and currently chairs the Fundraising Committee.

Kevin Jacobs: Kevin is retired from the University of Colorado where he served as associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer for the Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses from 2007 to 2017. He earned his Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and has extensive administrative experience. He also has served on a number of community nonprofit boards, including the Broomfield Early Childhood Council, the Broomfield Community Foundation and many others. He lives with his wife and son in Broomfield, where he also was a council member for 8 years. Kevin was elected to the Carousel Board in 2020.

Board Terms (end of current term)

Carol Rowe (10/22), Jennifer MacGregor (10/22), Tim Whited (10/23), David Packer (10/23), Caleb Melamed (10/22), Kevin Jacobs (10/22).

Board Committees

       Executive: Carol Rowe (chair), Jennifer MacGregor, Tim Whited, Caleb Melamed

       Finance: Tim Whited (chair), Carol Rowe, Jennifer MacGregor

       Fundraising: David Packer (chair), Carol Rowe, Scott Harrison

       Strategic Planning: Tim Whited, David Packer

       Governance: Kevin Jacobs (chair), Carol Rowe

       Programs: Caleb Melamed (chair), David Packer


Organizational Documents

        Annual Report 2020

        Articles of Incorporation


Conflict of Interest and Compensation Approval Policies

        Document Retention and Destruction Policy

        Image Copyright Policy

Mission Statement

Carousel New Board Member Packet

Non-discrimination Policy

        Org Chart 010121

         Vision Statement

IRS Reports & Letters:




IRS letter of determination – 2006 and affirmation letter 2019

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Special Closure for Maintenance – August 8th, 9th & 10th

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Monday through Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm

Last ride of the day at 4:45pm    ~    Open 7 days a week!

* Open Late for Fourth Fridays at Caribou Village *

Friday August 26: 10am – 7pm

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