Remembering Dan Martin, Host of ASPN's Next-Gen Waterfronts

A tribute to Dan Martin, host of the Next-Gen Waterfronts po

This episode is dedicated to Dan Martin, who passed away unexpectedly in December 2020. Dan was the host of the Next-Gen Waterfronts podcast on ASPN, releasing 14 episodes of his show and appearing on my others as a special guest. On this show, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham reflect on Dan's life and legacy with the help of Christian Vetter, Dan's longtime collaborator and friend, and partner at Market Feasibility Advisors. In remembrance and celebration to Dan's contributions to Coastal News Today & the American Shoreline Podcast Network, we will be rerunning four of Dan's finest shows over the next month.

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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.