Our Team

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Barbara Rose Brooker, Founder

 

Barbara Rose Brooker/FOUNDER of AM/AM has an MA in creative writing. She has published 13 novels. Her latest novel, Love, Sometimes, about ageism in Hollywood, published 2020, Post Hill Press/Simon Schuster, and also the audible is released. Her novel The Viagra Diaries is considered for a TV series. A journalist, she has published Boomer In The City for the SFJ, Huffington Post, and articles and columns for other magazines. She performed a one woman 70 minute show about a woman aging and looking for sex and love, at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club. Also, she has spoken at the Institute on Aging. She has been on The Today Show, The Talk with Sharon Osbourne, Andy Cohen, Inside Edition, Extra, ET, and other local and national shows. She is speaking about AgeMarch/AgeMagnificent on Feb 23, 2021, at the SF Commonwealth Club. “Be Age Magnificent,” she says. She is at work on a book of stories about a woman in the later part of life looking back and forward.  Barbara has a weekly podcast: THE RANT: She rants about racism, ageism, social issues, justice vs. Injustice. Her weekkly podcast THE RANT is on YouTube, and on www.barbararosebrooker.com.

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Julie Stern, Executive Producer

Forbes Magazine recently named Julie Stern “A Profile of Leadership, Humanity, Humility and Hard Work.” And, for good reason.

 

JULIE STERN is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after Television Executives in the world. Her extensive roles include, Executive Producer, Strategist, Executive Consultant, Chief of Staff and Network Executive.

 

Her impressive resume includes serving as Senior Vice President, Production for OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network as well as Vice President, Production for Lifetime Entertainment where she oversaw all unscripted programming, development and finance which included oversight of the Emmy Award winning hit series, Project Runway.  Stern’s sterling reputation is a result of her passion and hard work. From esteemed roles at NBCUniversal, ABC, CBS, FOX and most global network and cable entertainment companies, to most recently Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine where Stern continues to bring her passion for creating unique and groundbreaking programming.


Julie is Executive Producer for AGEMARCH, and we are thrilled and honored to have her!

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Curnal Aulisio is a television and new media producer specializing in multi-camera unscripted productions.  After founding Achilles Pictures in 2008, Curnal has gone on to produce multiple hit television series, including The Profit, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Big Texas Fix, Star Plates, Tori & Dean: Storibook Weddings, Treasure Detectives, and Buying For Billionaires. As more production moved away from traditional television, Curnal produced and directed several shows for YouTube and Snapchat.  

 

Before building a career in production, Curnal was a successful television and film actor, starring in Who’s the Boss, Teech, Starship Troopers, and HBO’s A Deadly Secret.  In addition, Curnal wrote and illustrated two comic book series entitled Secret Agent Women and Army of One.  

 

Curnal has taught film and television production at the New York Film Academy.  He continues to mentor aspiring producers & directors.  

 

Curnal specializes in overseeing projects from ideation to successful completion.  As a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, and editor, he is well-versed in every aspect of production.

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Suzy Unger, one of the pioneers of reality TV, has been a dealmaker in the biggest and most prestigious agency in the world. During her twenty-seven years in the television business. she has had the unfailing instinct to discover talent, create and package legendary reality television programming, and represent some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
At the age of 50, after a very successful career, she decided to change other people’s lives and became a psychotherapist. As a fierce ally to the community, she completed her clinical hours at the Los Angeles LGBT Center where she instituted the first eating disorder/body awareness therapy group. She then went on to lecture and speak on the subject and is passionate about new beginnings, new stories, and new pathways. Please join her as she shares her stories with you and introduces you to new ideas and new ways of living your life.
Suzy is currently in private practice in Los Angeles, speaks regularly, and will begin her podcast marrying psychotherapy with life struggles and challenges related to changing old, tired stories into sparkly new narratives and life paths.

Matt Jackson

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Matt Jackson has been working in the entertainment industry, as a television agent, development executive and president of companies for 20 years. Matt is known for his stellar eye for talent, as well as his creative passion for storytelling, development acumen and finesse for success.  

 

Some of the companies Jackson has collaborated with include: 21 Laps, ABC, Amazon, Buchwald Entertainment, Disney Channel, Freeform, FX, Hulu, OWN, Rebel Entertainment Partners, Moving Pictures Artists, Nickelodeon, TBS and Netflix.  Through these opportunities, Jackson has launched some of today’s leading marquee names.

 

Jackson’s creativity and passion for equality and led him to co-create All Roads Lead, combining talent and writers for today’s diverse marketplace.

 

Matt hosts a weekly podcast, “Be Bold & Be Heard” which celebrates people from all walks of life.  Simple conversations that remind us of our human nature.  Jackson champions several organizations including:  

 

In 2020 Jackson created “On the Lot” - a virtual acting program for kids and teens to enhance their craft and stay connected to the creative community.  Collaborating with Casting Directors and actors for a 365 view of the industry.

 

Matt’s educational background includes the University of California - Los Angeles in business and film studies as well as an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Theater Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.  Matt has a strong personal and professional belief in diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Bill has been living and working in San Francisco with his husband for 20+ years now.  He was the service manager at a local computer store for 10 years before venturing out and with a business partner at that time formed his own computer repair company.  He has known Barbara Rose Brooker for all of his time living in the Bay Area.  Participating in the first Age March and now manages the website to help the other team members reach their goals.

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Donnie, a graduate of the The Art Institute of Atlanta has always had a love and appreciation of the Arts, specifically in Music and Media, his passion for sonics and visuals led him to YouTube Tutorials on Graphic Media & Digital Art (Adobe "After Effects") later he began to craft his his own visuals and designed visuals for AGE March's Social Media, his past work experiences include V2 Music, Virgin Atlantic, Donnie recently co composed The AGE March 2021 theme in collaboration with Age March Team Member

Ben Rose 

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Ben Rose, Composer, Producer

 

Ben Rose was born in France and raised from age four in Scotland. Performing, composing and producing Music has been his passion since his teens.Playing guitar with various bands, he supported thelikes of Bryan Adams, The Supremes, Status Quo,Paul Carrack,Deacon Blue, Odyssey, Kajagogoo and many others.He has recorded, composed and produced music in various studios in the UK including the world famous Trident Studios in London where many classic recordings were made including The Beatles, Elton John, DavidBowie,Genesis and many more.Ben is currently working from his home studio in Aberdeen, Scotland composing and producing hisown music and also for various clients worldwide in conjunction with Don E Prod Music (USA)Ben recently co-composed the Age March Theme 2021 with Age March team member and collaborator Donnie Osborne.

A Letter of Thanks

Dreams come true. Every dream is possible at every age.
In 2010 I had a dream. A dream for a generation where people of all ages will celebrate age pride and interact with each other. I founded Age March.  In 2010 I organized the first Age March in San Francisco. Along with three hundred people of all ages, joined my first march. Holding an age march banner along with my two daughters, Suzy, Bonny, their husbands, my now deceased friend Kelly Eder, we marched in the front. I produced four more marches. The  last one was in 2018. On March 20, 2021, is the first virtual global Age March in history.

Special gratitude to Tara Cortez Hayden. Who over the years, tirelessly helped me promote Age March, and also developed the 2014 Age March website. Not only did she believe in this movement, continue to help, but we became friends. A friendship I shall cherish forever. Tara, please know this. 

      When the Covid came, in 2020, Karen Moss Hale my podcast producer said why not have a virtual march? I thought yes, a global virtual march! Also, special thanks to Bonnie Marcus, a podcaster, author, and age activist who got REVITALSH to sponsor Age March. Endless gratitude to Suzy Unger, my beloved daughter who arranged for this fabulous AM/AM production team who is making this virtual age march movement possible.

Special thanks and admiration for the fabulous, brilliant and creative Jules Stern, an awarded TV producer who is giving her expertise and time to make this production of the highest caliber.

      So much gratitude to Curnal Ausilio, an expert producer of many shows. Tirelessly he  organizes our team in great detail and works at shaping the meaning and look of this virtual event.

Thanks to Holly Blanks, for her positive spirit, patience, and help in developing the website.

Thank you Bill Bowker. He tied the website together, and has committed to managing the website and keeping it updated for the global masses who have and are joining AgeMarch.

Special gratitude to the glamorous and fabulous Matt Jackson. Not only for his ideas, for pursuing sponsors, and celebrity hosts, but for designing the AgeMarch logo. I give special thanks to David Lerner who  filmed my former marches in San Francisco and in LA. He is an expert camera producer,  a well known sound mixer and his LA fabulous company LernerProductionSound provides equipment for TV and FILM. He is an expert in his field. Also Kathy Lerner, is my best friend. She has supported age march through each decade.

Everyone on this team is Age Magnificent.  
Love, BarbaraRose