He was born in 1957 in the village of Yuilsk of Beryozovsky District of Khanty-Mansiysk National Okrug in the family of a reindeer herder. Coming from a traditional environment, he keeps in touch with his native culture, helps to preserve it and adapt it to modern realities. Timofey Alekseevich is an expert and bearer of the ritual folklore of the Kazym Khanty. He did a lot for the revival of the Ob Ugric ritual complex "Bear’s Holiday".
Along with scientific work, T. A. Moldanov constantly conducts educational activities: teaching the Khanty language, ethnography, crafts, learning scenes from the repertoire of the Bear’s Holiday in ethno-health centers.