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The Hudson Gardens & Event Center

Your donation supports opportunities for recreation, entertainment, and lifelong learning amidst a backdrop of stunning landscapes and natural open spaces.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
9
Full Time Staff:
16
Contract Staff:
73
Volunteers Annually:
189
Retention Rate:
88%

Rich Meredith, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2000

Rich Meredith's primary responsibilities include formulating and directing The Hudson Gardens' strategic direction, managing operations, and planning and implementing the annual budget. Rich reports directly to the Foundation's Board of Directors. Previous to this position, Rich was the Manager of Student Services and Director of Admissions at The Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology (Montana Tech) from 1978 to 1984. Returning to Colorado where he was born and raised, Rich then served as the Chief Operating Officer and then Executive Director of the Colorado Tourism Board from 1984 to 1994. In 1995 Rich was named the President and CEO of the Colorado Travel and Tourism Authority, a position he held until 1998. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at The University of Colorado College of Business and Administration. Rich was named the CEO of The Hudson Gardens & Event Center in October 2000. He holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BA from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.

Kristi Manz, Manager of Concerts
Start Date: 2001

Kristi Manz joined Hudson Gardens in 2001 and serves as the Manager of Concerts.

Susan Cullip, Manager of Administrative Services
Start Date: 2007

Susan joined Hudson Gardens in 2007 and is the Manager of Administrative Services.

Melanie Feddersen, Manager of Development
Start Date: 2008

Melanie Feddersen joined Hudson Gardens in 2008 and is the Manager of Development.

Nathan Frank, Manager of Facilities Maintenance
Start Date: 2009

Nathan joined Hudson Gardens in 2009 and is the Manager of Facilities Maintenance.

Cullen Smith, Manager of Rentals
Start Date: 2017

Cullen joined Hudson Gardens in 2017 and is the Manager of Rentals.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
10
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
2
Male:
8
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
9
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

11

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

83%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

80%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

30%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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