Rick Moulton's career began in the 1960s with the making of Freeform and Oceans, surf movies made in Hawaii and California. He came back east with his wife Melinda and worked for Vermont Public Television in the 1970s. As an independent filmmaker in the early 80s, his film Legends of American Skiing won the Baniff Mountain Film Festival and was nationally released on PBS. Rick has produced numerous productions for the ski industry. Other clients include IBM, The Orton Foundation, and NBC. Rick has extensive archival experience, setting up the Care Collection for the New York Public Library, a film archive for the National Ski Hall of Fame, working with Dartmouth College’s films, and most recently the Lowell Thomas collection.
Rick’s Dartmouth documentary “Passion for Snow” ran nationally on PBS and in 2014 was
nominated for an Emmy. His Web Exhibit "Making A Legend: Lowell Thomas & Lawrence of Arabia" a
CLIO Creating History web exhibit has won several awards and led to his making of his PBS released film " Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Rise of Broadcast News".
In addition, Rick has a long commitment to public service. He was elected to his town’s Select Board for nine years, before chairing it for an additional three years. He was a founding member of the Chittenden
County Rural Regional Planning Organization and helped merge it into the State’s Metropolitan Planning Organization where he served for 18
years. He has served on the Governor’s Rail Council for over twenty years first appointed by Gov.
Howard Dean, and reappointed by the three consecutive Administrations. Rick was twice elected as a Trustee of the Mad River Glen Ski Area Shareholders Co-op. He has been on the
New England Ski Museum's Board for 30 years, was a founding member of the International Ski History
Association and served for thirty years, and continues as Chairman of that Board. For ten yeras he has served on the Board of the Vermont Ski Museum.
Rick and Melinda - his wife and business partner - have lived for fifty years high in the Vermont hills on a meadow in a stone house that they built themselves. The have two grown children and four grandchildren.
The belief that presenting stories from the past offer insights for a better future has guided the Moulton's through 50 years of filmmaking and public service. Over these years their service to community has enriched their appreciation of life and provided them with the palate of shared experiences to record stories which matter. Their films educate, enlighten, open minds, and provide beauty and purpose to the viewer. They believe that film preserves history and shines a light on truth which in turn guides us with purpose to protect the planet and the people for future generations.
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