Carrie Haver, Executive Director

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Carrie has resided in Knox County her entire life. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and holds a master's degree in graphic communication. Her love for helping her community and others can be seen through her nearly 20-year career with nonprofit organizations such as MVNU, Ohio State Chiropractic Association, Heritage Centre Association, Knox County Head Start, and now Ariel-Foundation Park. She feels privileged to work with the Foundation Park Conservancy in promoting the incredible gift of Ariel-Foudation Park.

She is a board member for MTVarts and enjoys singing and acting with community theatre groups. In her spare time, she loves exploring a variety of creative hobbies including stained glass, jewelry making, and quilting. She also cheers on the Columbus Blue Jackets with her husband Matt and spends lots of time with son, Fox.


Scott Zimmerman, Manager

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Carrie Hyman, Event Coordinator


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Carrie, although born in Pittsburgh, Penn., grew up in Mount Vernon. Growing up in this tight-knit community has given Carrie the drive and desire to help support the building of a thriving place where others would want to live. Upon graduating from Mount Vernon High School and getting a bachelor's degree in communication from Bowling Green State University, she enjoys giving back to her community through the work of the Ariel Foundation as well as other community organizations.

Carrie serves on the board of MTVarts and coordinates the youth and other programs along with performing in several shows. She is a member of the Mount Vernon Toastmasters Club, board member at The Escape Zone, Memorial Theater, and the Knox County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Knox Class of 2016.

Carrie loves game night with friends and watching movies. She is willing and able to help anyone with organizing their living and work spaces to be more efficient and enjoyable.


Jeff Boucher, Food & Beverage Manager

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Jeff was born in Mount Vernon and has lived here most of his life. He is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He is recently retired from a 35-year career as a business owner/operator. He enjoys working with the community. He has been involved with many fund raisers over the years for organizations such as American Red Cross, Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis, Knox Community Hospital and many more.

Jeff is currently serving on the Knox Community Hospital board; he is treasurer for the Foundation of KCH, also on The Community Foundation Board of Mount Vernon and Knox County. In past years, he served on The Heritage Centre, The Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Board of the Chamber of Commerce, the American Red Cross, the Foundation Park Conservancy, and the Mount Vernon Parking Company.

Working with the team for the Foundation Park Conservancy has been a joy. He feels very privileged to be part of the park.

Jeff is enjoying his retirement. It gives him more time to watch the grandkids playing in sports and to spend with his wife Norma.





Park Info



 Ariel-Foundation Park, located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is a 250-acre civic park that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors of all ages.

Visiting Hours

Ariel-Foundation Park is officially open April 1 through November 15. Some areas of the park are accessible to pedestrians year-round. Daily hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are no admissions or parking fees. The Rastin Observation Tower, park museum, picnic pavillions, trails and other park features are free and open to the public. The Rastin Observation Tower is closed during winter months.

Contact Us

Foundation Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 644, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

Mount Vernon City Parks Department
City Hall, 40 Public Square, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

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