Rick Newton has lived in Mystic for 63 years and has a B.S. in business management and an M.B.A. in finance. Rick’s career started in a management position in retail sporting goods and then moved to a 30 year career as a financial analyst/cost pricing specialist for a major defense contractor managing engineering contracts.
Rick enjoys wildlife photography and his photos may be seen on the websites and social media of Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc., Connecticut Land Conservation Council, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and The Nature Conservancy (Connecticut) websites. Rick is the coordinator of Project Limulus (a study of the ecology of the Long Island Sound horseshoe crab population) in the Groton and Stonington area and is a volunteer for FrogWatch USA and Osprey Nation.
Rick is a past vice-president and treasurer for Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. and currently serves on Avalonia’s development, stewardship, and Stonington Town Committees. He is also chairperson of the Town of Stonington’s Climate Change Task Force.