Meet Carey Hallet.
The FIBArk Board of Directors is proud to announce our 75th anniversary commodore, Carey Hallet. As a 3rd generation Salidan, Carey has been involved in the FIBArk Whitewater Festival for over 30 years. Growing up, Carey was a FIBArk day laborer. Performing with one of his many bands on the FIBARk Whitewater Festival Stage, Carey made this commitment to stay involved with the festival and organization. Hallet later joined the FIBArk Board of Directors, taking on the role of Entertainment Director for many years. Since then he has been the hired director of sound for the festival for decades, Carey has supported over 300 bands on the FIBArk stage.
Hallet continues to be a vital part of the Salida, Colorado music scene, running sound and now playing with his current band the Instigatorz. Raising his three children in the Ark Valley, he comes from a long line of artists and whitewater enthusiasts.
“Carey is the calm in the storm that is the FIBArk Whitewater Festival. I can’t think of a kinder, more deserving and bigger heart in the FIBArk world to hold the title of the Diamond Anniversary Commodore. Carey is FIBArk” - Lindsay Sutton-Stephens, FIBArk BOD, President.
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