The ASBPA 2019 Exhibitors Extravaganza

Meet some of the great vendors at ASBPA2019.

On this show, we chat with several of the outstanding vendors and exhibitors here at ASBPA 2019. Here's a list and timestamp if you want to skip around: Bill Precht, Director, Marine & Coastal Programs at Dial Cordy & Associates (0:0:27); Ted Harris, VP Sales & Marketing at Arete Structures (0:17:01); Frank Hopf, Ed Hintlain, and Ron Farrar of Dune Science Group (0:26:20); Greg Bell, Sales & Marketing Director at Guardian Retention Systems (0:42:11); Scott Jenkins, Sales Manager at AccessRec (0:55:51); and, Steve Mercer, Joe Gaughan, and Annie Mercer of Coastal Transplants (1:05:38).

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.