Brickman Banter Show - Feb. 7th - Erica Wolff and Dr. Valarie Brown-Klingelhoefer

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Erica Wolff of Princess Monterey Whale Watching and Dr. Valarie Brown-Klingelhoefer of Kiwanis International to be featured on the Brickman Banter Show on February 7th

January 21, 2018. Monterey, CA. Wendy Brickman, owner of Brickman Marketing, continues to host the monthly “Brickman Banter Show” on AMP Media. The next program airs initially on Thursday, February 7th at 9:00 p.m. on Amp2 (Comcast Channel 25 or streamed on Subsequent replays will be on Mondays at 5 pm on AMP 1 (Comcast Channel 24 or streamed on, Thursdays at 9:00 pm and Fridays at 2:00 pm at AMP 2 and streamed on until the next program airs in March. The one-hour show features in-depth interviews with community leaders and entrepreneurs.

The guests on the Thursday, February 7th program will be  Erica Wolff of Princess Monterey Whale Watching and Valarie Brown-Klingelhoefer,

A few weeks after the program, it will be archived in the Brickman Marketing newsroom on

About Erica Wolff

Born in Grand Lake, Colorado, Erica Wolff discovered her passion for the ocean and oceanic life during numerous visits to her uncle in Ketchikan, Alaska. Upon graduation from high school, she studied for two years at the University of Alaska (Fairbanks) before completing her studies at the University of Hawaii, Hilo graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science and a minor in Chemistry. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University via their on-line Advanced Academic Program. 

Erica spent a spring working for a sea camp in the Florida Keys educating middle and high school age students about the marine world around Big Pine Key. She was employed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium as an aquatic performer (spending all day in a wet suit) and as a member of the sleep-over staff.

Erica has been on staff for the Princess Monterey Whale Watching for two years. Most days you can find her either in the office or on the boat as a crew member or - - her favorite - - as a naturalist sharing her love and knowledge of the marine life in the Monterey Bay area with guests.

About Dr. Valarie Brown-Klingelhoefer

Dr. Valarie Brown-Klingelhoefer is a wife, bonus-mom, daughter and volunteer Extrodinaire.   She has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Kiwanis International president and given the Distinguished Kiwanis International Lt. Governor by her Governor of the Kiwanis International for the California -Nevada – Hawaii (CNH) District.  She has served as the Kiwanis CNH District Formula for Membership Chair, International Eye Of The Tiger Team Club opening team, 2018 international Convention Volunteer Chair and four term  Kiwanis Lt. Governor in CNH Division 43. 

In her past life, she worked with some of the most amazing universities around the world-- UC Berkeley,  UCLA, NYU, Cogswell Polytechnical College, CSU Monterey Bay and Duke in Durham England, She was a member of the team that  started the Tyler Heart institute in Monterey and served as the executive director of Gathering for Women, Monterey a nonprofit group who supports homeless women in Monterey County. She has  opened 42 Kiwanis Clubs over the past three years—30 in the last year.

She retired in 2016 and is a part time Organizational management, assessment and planning consultant and full time Kiwanian International volunteer leader.. She is a back up Advisor to the Los Arbolos Middle School Builders Club and the Marina High School Key Club.  She is a paying active member of several, Kiwanis Clubs around the world —Marina, Monterey Bay, Rose Float, NorCal LGBT Youth Support , the Centennial and Eye of the Tiger International eClubs and am an honorary member of the Literacy Club of Southern California and the Hollister club. Why so many? She believes that kids need Kiwanis—kids in every one of our communities needs adults who look out for them and empower them to be servant leaders.  So she volunteers more than 60 hours a month and loves every minute of it!

About Wendy Brickman, Host

With an M.A. Degree in Broadcast Journalism from USC and years of experience in film and video production, PR and marketing, Wendy was previously one of the hosts of the “Your Town” show for five years and is pleased to be hosting the monthly show. 

She explains, “It's great to interview some of the most interesting people on the Monterey Peninsula and later share their interview with those who want to learn more about their work in our region. Through their interview on the Brickman Banter Show each month, the guests reveal their expertise and enthusiasm with all of the AMP TV viewers and on URL links online on my website's newsroom and on social media platforms after the show is recorded. These in-depth interviews allow us to learn more about what makes our region and its people so remarkable.”

About Wendy Brickman

Wendy Brickman, President of Brickman Marketing, moved from Los Angeles to Monterey and established Brickman Marketing in October, 1990.  Since launching her award-winning firm, she has worked with hundreds of non-profit and for-profit organizations locally and throughout the United States and Canada. Wendy has an extensive background in the areas of marketing, publicity, advertising, social media campaigns, events, and market research. She worked in the management training film area for over seven years and held management positions in the home video industry for several years at Paramount Home Video, Media Home Entertainment and Pacific Arts Video. She also held marketing management positions for Salenger Films.

She holds an M.B.A. in Marketing/Management from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, also in Los Angeles, and a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a graduate of Leadership Monterey Peninsula and the Leadership Santa Cruz County. She is the is the winner of four Business Excellence Awards (2010, 2007, 2003, 1998) from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and a 1999 Small Business Advocate of the Year Award from the California Chamber of Commerce and a 1999 Robert C. Littlefield Award from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.  Wendy was selected as the 2008 Woman of the Year by the Professional Women's Network of the Monterey Peninsula, and as one of the Top Women in Monterey County in 2009 by the Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women.

She has served on numerous Boards of Directors, including the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation, Monterey County Workforce Investment Board, Development Executives Network, Professional Women’s Network, Shelter Outreach Plus, Monterey History and Art Association, National Football Foundation, Monterey Celtic Arts Academy and USC Alumni Association of the Monterey Peninsula.

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About AMP Media

Founded in 1998, Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP) Media is the community mediaorganization for Monterey County, providing professional video production and online video on demand on AMP is a community not-for-profit media broadcast organization, funded in part by local communities including the City of Monterey, City of Marina and City of Seaside to provide television broadcast and production services to public, educational, and government organizations. AMP operates several channels, AMP 1 is available on Channel 24 on Comcast and Channel 99 on AT&T UVerse” and AMP2 is available on Channel 27 and Channel 27 on AT&T Uverse. AMP delivers diverse community oriented programs, such as public access television, government affairs programming, and a community information channel. Programs aired range from music, art, plays, movies, speeches, documentaries, instructional videos, health, opinion, travel, Church sermons and sports.

AMP also offers free use of studio, camcorders and video editing systems to active producer-members who have completed training courses. All producers volunteer or pay regular dues to AMP in return for access to facilities and equipment.  

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