THE TEAM

Susan M. Sipprelle is a multimedia journalist and founder of Tree of Life Productions, LLC, producer of the award-winning documentary Set for Life and the online project Over 50 and Out of Work.

Susan has appeared on CNN/HLN Making it in America and ABC News@Work with Tory Johnson and has been interviewed on CBS News and Growing Bolder radio shows about Over 50 and Out of Work, which has also been featured in the New York Times, NextAvenue.org, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal Digital Network SmartMoney.com, The Nation, Forbes.com and the Oregonian.  In June 2011, Susan testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee about the project’s findings.

Susan writes a monthly column for StayThirsty.com and has also published articles in The New York Times, the Huffington Post and NextAvenue.org.

Susan graduated with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2008, with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1991 and cum laude from Williams College in 1980.  She lives in the New York metropolitan area, but grew up in Rhode Island. She and her husband, Dwight, have five children.

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Samuel D. Newman is a filmmaker based in Harlem, NYC.  He shot and edited the award-winning documentary Set for Life as well as the online multimedia project Over 50 and Out of Work.

Sam has appeared on CNN/HLN Making it in America and ABC News @Work with Tory Johnson. In 2011 Sam created a video testimony for the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee about Over 50’s findings.

Sam graduated from Vassar College with a degree in film production.  He grew up in Vermont.