James Paul, Executive Director James comes to The TANK from a career of more than 20 years as a grant writer, arts administrator and executive director of non-profit arts organizations. In New York, James headed the House Foundation for the Arts, which represents the work of singer and composer Meredith Monk. For 12 years, he and his late wife Joan Arnold owned and ran a country opera house in Ancram, New York, 100 miles up the Hudson from NYC. He is originally from San Francisco, where he worked with the Exploratorium, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and other organizations. He is also a poet and writer, author of several books.
Julie Noyes, Operations Coordinator Julie is a Midwestern transplant who moved to Rangely twelve years ago. Currently pursuing a Masters in Counseling degree from Westminster Seminary, she also homeschools her four children, reads voraciously, cooks passionately, and is insatiably curious about everything, especially the TANK and the diverse people it brings to town. Though not musical, she is a life-long lover of the arts and hopes to use her background in Communication to further promote the TANK.
Samantha Wade, Assistant Audio Engineer, Keeper, and Guide Samantha Wade grew up singing in The TANK. Her grandmother, Barbara Wade, lived across the street from The TANK, and was the Keeper of the Key for many years. Samantha carries on this tradition as she greets visitors and introduces them to this sonic treasure.