Brian Brennan Talks Regional Management & Managed Retreat

October 4, 2020

Tyler wraps up his California swing with Brian Brennan

On this episode of the Beach Shack, Tyler Buckingham visits Brian Brennan, Executive Director of the Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment (BEACON) Organization, a joint powers authority comprised of the counties of Ventura and Santa Barbara; and, the cities of Carpentaria, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, San Buenaventura, Santa Barbara, and Goleta. In addition to his role with BEACON, Brian has spent a career working in local government (city and county), state government (California Coastal Commission), and advocacy (Ventura Surfrider Foundation), which inform a conversation about the BEACON region's management challenges and a fascinating managed retreat project at the famous Surfers' Point.

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R. Tyler Buckingham

R. Tyler Buckingham is the Director of Content and Production for Coastal News Today and ASPN. Before launching CNT/ASPN, Tyler worked with Peter A. Ravella Consulting, where he created coastal funding solutions for beach communities. Previously, Tyler worked at Rooftop Comedy where he served as the video and sound editor. In 2013, Tyler worked with Ken Burns' documentary film production company, Florentine Films, where he worked on projects including The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story; I Can't Stop Loving You, a documentary about country music; The Address, a documentary about the recital of the Gettysburg address on its 150th Anniversary; and Vietnam. Tyler also worked on the Ken Burns mobile app, which was released to critical acclaim in 2014. From 2009 to 2012, he was a monitoring and evaluation consultant in the field of international economic development with the U.S. Trade & Development Agency. Originally from Ojai, California, Tyler grew up going to the beaches of Southern California and credits time spent in the tide pools with inspiring an early interest in marine biology and coastal systems. Tyler is the co-host of the American Shoreline Podcast and the host of the Beach Shack Podcast on coastal real estate.