Who We Are
Rick “Nifty” Middleton the Coach of the 2002 USA Paralympic team and Assistant Coach Tom Moulton will be coaching us through this journey. Yaron Kaplan and Arthur Bonner are our Filmmakers. Gary Brandt is our Team Manager. Stay tuned to watch player testimonials including Joe Howard the Captain of the 2002 team and MVP of the Gold Medal Game and Manny Guerra the star goalie who made the Gold Medal winning save, talk about their experience.
Meet the Team
Rick Middleton – is currently the President of the Boston Bruins Alumni Association after playing 14 years in the NHL from 1974-88 for the New York Rangers & Boston Bruins. He maintains that even after playing in the Stanley Cup Finals 3 times, the NHL All Star game 3 times and the 1981 & 84 Canada Cup tournaments his biggest thrill in hockey was coaching the US National Sled Hockey Team to a gold medal in the 2002 Paralympics in Salt Lake City!
Tom Moulton – Was the Assistant Coach of the 2002 Team and brought his own passion and coaching style that proved to be a key ingredient in their success. He is currently President of Sleepnet Corporation.
Gary Brandt – Is a lifelong friend of Rick and is the engine driving our team. He is the Founder and CEO of TEN DIGIT Communications LLC
Yaron Kaplan & Arthur Bonner – Combine for over 30 years experience of producing, writing, managing and directing diverse projects inside and outside the studio system; in film, television, and digital, platforms. Notably they did groundbreaking work in the television sports docu-series Knockout which ran for three years and in Finally Home a documentary involving Vietnam Veterans who suffer from PTSD paired with current College history students returning to Vietnam. Yaron Kaplan and Arthur Bonner bring together years of successful projects for: Sony, Fox, Lionsgate, ABC Family (now Freeform), Lifetime Network and more. In 2013 they launched their own development and production company Kaplan/Bonner Productions and have built a reputation in Los Angeles and nationwide, maintaining positive working relationships with casting directors, crew, vendors, and location services, which have allowed for exceptional and cost effective production. The Kaplan/Bonner producing and directing team prides itself on meeting projected budgets and deadline driven schedules, while balancing artistic integrity with commercial viability.