Rick Bowers served as a reporter and editor for the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts, the Miami Herald, and USA Today for more than 15 years. Many of the country's most famous magazines, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and TIME, have featured his work. Bowers has conceived and directed unique multimedia projects for the past ten years, conveying strong, socially relevant stories across print, the web, television, radio, music, and drama. He directed Voices of Civil Rights, a multimedia project that gathered thousands of first-hand recollections of the Civil Rights Movement to establish the world's biggest archive of testimony from the era, in collaboration with AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the Library of Congress. A History Channel documentary received both an Emmy and a Peabody Award as part of the project.
The website was honored with a Webby Award. Bowers works with AARP as the Director of Creative Initiatives, where he continues to design innovative multimedia programs. With his wife and two daughters, he lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.