Brickman Banter Show on AMP Media - Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis/Whalefest Monterey

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Brickman Marketing's “Brickman Banter Show” on AMP Media with an interview of Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis to air on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Wendy Brickman, owner of Brickman Marketing, will continue hosting her monthly “Brickman Banter Show” on AMP Media (Access Media Productions). The program airs initially this coming month on Thursday,  January 9 at 9:00 p.m. on AMP2 (Comcast Channel 27 or streamed on Subsequent replays will be listed on until the next program airs in  February. The one-hour show features in-depth interviews with community leaders and entrepreneurs.

The guest on the January 9th program will feature an interview with Whalefest Monterey Chair, Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis. The 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey will be held on January 25-26, 2020 (details on A few weeks after the program, it will be archived in the Brickman Marketing newsroom on

About Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis:

Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis was born and raised in Monterey in a prominent local Italian family. Her father, Sal Cerrito, was a pioneer in the restaurant industry and, at one time, owned seven in Monterey and other areas of California. Mary Alice graduated from Santa Catalina School and earned a BA and Masters at Teaching History from Santa Clara University. After graduating from college, Mary Alice became an international charter flight attendant with Trans International Airlines and traveled to over 45 countries, giving her a very broad view of life. With her sister, Gloria Brown, she managed Cerrito’s Neptune Table Restaurant on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf, including the restaurant, banquet facilities and entertainment businesses. Neptune’s Table featured great seafood and a wonderful dance lounge.
She is married to Nick Fettis, UC Berkeley graduate majoring in music. He is a composer, pianist extraordinaire, owner of a successful piano business for over 40 years, family property manager, and volunteers at St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church. Their son, Peter Fettis, is an Eagle Scout, graduate of York School, and U.C. Santa Barbara majoring in Environmental Studies. He is a registered Yoga instructor and author of How to Eat Well & Love Yourself.  

Mary Alice also has done a tremendous amount of other community work using her extensive skill sets in marketing, event planning, hospitality, budgets, leadership, cultural relations and more.
She became the President of the Monterey Hotel & Restaurant Association (precursor to the Monterey County Hospitality Association). She was a Pink Lady at CHOMP and co-founder of Women on Wine, an organization to assist in the education of women in oenology. She became a member of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce serving on their Small Business Committee and participated in the first Small Business Excellence Awards Dinner. She served as President of the Board of Directors of the North Fremont Business District and continues on its Board today, working on the Streetscape and Specific Plans for the District. She has recently joined the Monterey County Property Owners Association Board. 

Mary Alice also worked with Chef Wendy Brodie at Cambridge Plan International creating healthy experimental menus and working with restaurants to implement the recipes. At Pan American Real Estate, she sold commercial and residential real estate for over 25 years. Currently, she is a real estate property manager representing family interests. 

For several years, she served as the President of Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association and currently serves on its board. She has helped to bring more world recognition to the Wharf. In her capacity, she works with the City of Monterey, State of California, Harbor Master, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, many of the research institutes of Monterey Bay, and 36 merchants on the Wharf. She has overseen several important events on the Wharf including reinstating the annual world-class event, “Whalefest Monterey”, which empowers and inspires the public to preserve and protect our oceans. Whalefest Monterey brings approximately 20,000 attendees from approximately 10 countries, and 21 states. It celebrates the biodiversity and challenges of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.She has been involved in many other wharf events including “Art on the Wharf, “All Things Italian”, “Japanese Heritage Days”, Wharf Birthday, Christmas on the Wharf and more. 

Due to her love of local history, she served on the Board of Directors of the Monterey History & Art Association. She chaired La Merienda Committee and continues as mentor. Other events that Mary Alice is currently involved in are Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival, Monterey’s 250th Birthday Celebration and Monterey County Property Owners Association. Mary Alice is currently a member of Carmel Mission, Italian Catholic Federation, Philoptochos, Monterey Museum of Art, Knights of the Vine, Chaines de Roittisseurs, and Monterey History & Art Association. In her ‘spare’ time, she still likes to travel the world with Nick and Pete, loves to read, attend movies and theater, visit museums, and entertain family and friends. She enjoys walking, bike riding, paddle boarding, and horseback riding. 


About the Brickman Banter Show

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 continue hosting the monthly Brickman Marketing TV show which she has done for several years. 

She explains, “I truly enjoy interviewing some of the most fascinating people on the Monterey Peninsula. Through their interview on the Brickman Banter Show each month, my guests reveal their expertise and enthusiasm with all of the AMP TV viewers, and via those that click on URL links online on my website's newsroom as well as 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 the2008 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.

For more information, go to or call (831) 594-1500.

About AMP Media

Founded in 1998, Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP) Media is the community media organization for Monterey County, providing professional video production and online video on demand on They just relocated from Heritage Harbor to 465 Tyler Street in Downtown Monterey. 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.  

For more information, go to or call (831) 333-1267.