Who We Are

Friends of The TANK is an eclectic group of artists, sonic explorers, and practical minds, bound together by the experience of The TANK and joined in the effort to save and develop a magnificent acoustic resource. This growing collective seeks to expand our numbers to include other courageous performers and passionate listeners from around the world.

Our Mission is to preserve, protect, and share The TANK, and to offer The TANK Center for Sonic Arts as a unique and transformative audio laboratory for musicians, sound artists, educators, and town residents. Friends of The TANK is incorporated as a US Federal 501c3 non-profit organization.


    • Sam Auingercomposer, sound artist, educator, Berlin, Germany;
    • Sam Austinarchitect, artist, creator of Rhino Cubed, Boulder, CO;
    • Bill Balloutechnical theater genius, Los Angeles, CA;
    • Max Bernsteininterdisciplinary media artist, New York, NY;
    • Foster Brashear electronics designer, inventor, Evergreen, CO;
    • Peter Brixius Town Manager, Rangely, CO;
    • David BrunelTANK aficionado, supporter, Boulder, CO;
    • Jan Burton co-founder of Rhino Cubed, City Council member, Boulder, CO;
    • Galen Clarke – documentarian, Denver, CO;
    • Colorado Creative Industries
    • Denver Arts and Venues
    • Elaine DiFalcocomposer, Denton TX;
    • Bob Drake musician, songmaker, recording person, Codeval, France;
    • Jesse Elliot songwriter, community-builder, TANK superfan, Denver, CO;
    • Jaime Laurie, “Jonny-5”  The Flobots  emcee & vocalist, Denver, CO;
    • Mark Fuller mastering engineer, Putaluma, CA;
    • Jennifer Gilbertmetal artist, blacksmith, Las Vegas, NV;
    • Mary-Ann Greanierpoet, playwright, activist, Littleton, MA
    • James Hoskinsmulti-instrumentalist, Boulder, CO;
    • Dick LaFond civil rights lawyer, Boulder, CO;
    • Lois LaFond singer/songwriter, educator, Boulder, CO;
    • Mark McCoin – sound and multimedia artist, educator, San Antonio, TX;
    • Ron Miles master trumpeter, educator, Denver, CO;
    • Jeremiah Mooresound designer, sound artist, San Francisco, CA;
    • Bruce Odlandcomposer, sound artist, sonic thinker, Croton-on-Hudon, NY;
    • Elizabeth Robinson-Wiley Creative Entrepenuer, Community Advocate, Rangely, CO;
    • Barb Rossnerinformation systems designer, river runner, Boulder, CO;
    • Tom Ryanlandscape architect, Harvard University professor, Boston, MA;
    • Mho Salimcomputer scientist, river runner, Boulder, CO;
    • Robert Newman Sheets – teacher, arts administrator, historian, Denver CO;
    • David Shoemakercomposer, entrepreneur,  Etcom Inc. Philadelphia, PA;
    • Michael Stanwood musician, educator, Keeper of the Tank, Denver, CO;
    • Elaine Urie businesswoman, minister, Rangely, CO;
    • Samantha Wadesinger, TANK guide (granddaughter of Barbara Wade, Keeper of the Key for 30 years), Rangely, CO;
    • Tom Wasinger triple-Grammy-Award-winning music producer, Boulder, CO;
    • Robert Wert lawyer, businessman, Etcom Inc., Philadelphia, PA;
    • Heather Zadra writer, educator, Rangely, CO.