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 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 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 own family. She is married to Doug Cosper, a founding member of the Carousel board; they have four children and two grandchildren.


Jennifer MacGregor (Secretary): Jen is the director of finance and administration for Skratch Labs, a 9-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.


Tim Whited (Treasurer): Tim is an engineer with 40 years of experience in entrepreneurship and business leadership. He currently serves as the 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 became treasurer in 2020.



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.



New members elected in October 2020 (bios pending):

Caleb Melamed

Kevin Jacobs

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Board Terms (end of current term)

Carol Rowe (10/22), Jennifer MacGregor (10/22), Tim Whited (10/21), David Packer (10/21), Caleb Melamed (10/22), Kevin Jacobs (10/22).

Board Committees

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

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

       Fundraising: David Packer (chair), Scott Harrison

       Strategic Planning: Tim Whited, David Packer

       Governance: Kevin Jacobs (chair), Carol Rowe

       Programs: Caleb Melamed (chair), David Packer


Organizational Documents

        Annual Report 2019

Articles of Incorporation


Conflict of Interest and Compensation Approval Policies

        Image Copyright Policy

Mission Statement

Carousel New Board Member Packet

Non-discrimination Policy

        Organizational Chart

IRS Reports & Letters:



IRS letter of determination – 2006 and affirmation letter 2019

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Note: We will be closed Sunday and Monday, Oct. 25 and 26, due to the heavy snow and cold forecast. We apologize for the inconvenience and will reopen Thursday, Oct. 29, for our regular hours.

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