ASBPA 2019 Students and Young Professionals Check In

We check in with the young pros and students at ASBPA 2019.

On this show, we are joined by Eve Eisemann (US Army Engineer Research and Development Center), and Taylor Zimmerman and Dana Rose Brown (both of the Stevens Institute). We learn about what these students and young pros learned at this years conference, what they are working on/studying, and what we can expect from them in the future. The future of the American Shoreline is bright with these bright and motivated young people entering the space.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.