Co-Director of Preservation

Tim Lake


Tim Lake is the Co-Director of Preservation at BAVC Media, managing analog media digitization services in our Oakland office, as well as administering the Community Preservation Hub in San Francisco. He works to demystify the technical hurdles of preservation, ensuring long-term access for independent artists and large media organizations alike.

Tim joined BAVC Media in October 2019, following audiovisual preservation internships with Smithsonian (Archives of American Art, Folkways Recordings) and the D.C. Punk Archive. He has a Master’s of Audio Engineering from American University, and spent 10 years performing, promoting, and recording music in the Washington, D.C. community.

In a different life, Tim might have been a transit historian, and enjoys the many modes of public transportation in the Bay Area, including the ferry, cable cars, and the many meandering bus routes.