Peter A. Ravella
Peter founded PARC in 2008 to provide comprehensive coastal management consulting services to private and public sector clients along the coast including state agencies, counties, cities, navigation districts, and public utility districts in Texas.
For more than 20 years, Peter has helped public and private sector clients assess, develop, plan and implement complex coastal projects and coastal program initiatives. Peter is an expert in community outreach and understands the necessity of effectively engaging the public in coastal program and project initiatives. Peter has lead more than a dozen coastal program efforts to educate the public about complex coastal issues and projects and secure public support to move forward. Peter has more than 15 years experience in coastal project development and funding experience for Texas public-sector coastal clients such as Matagorda County Navigation District, City of Palacios, Brazoria County, Willacy County, Port Mansfield PUD, Willacy County Navigation District, City of Galveston, Galveston County, Jamaica Beach, Surfside, and the City of South Padre Island.
Peter’s areas of subject matter expertise include:
- Coastal Project Planning and Development
- Consensus-based Coastal Project Selection, Funding and Implementation
- Federal and State Grant Acquisition, Management and Administration
- GLO Coastal Grant Programs CEPRA, CMP & CIAP
- TPWD Recreational Grant Programs for Parks, Trails and Boater Access
- NOAA Eco-System Resiliency Grant Program
- RESTORE Act Program
- Coastal Project Regulatory Feasibility
- Long-term Project Financing for Shoreline Protection Projects
- Community Engagement and Government Relations
- Beach Access and Dune Protection Planning & Permitting
- Erosion Response Planning and Beach and Dune Restoration Projects
- NEPA and Wetlands Regulation, Policy and Permitting
Peter specializes in assisting governments, communities and businesses facing complex environmental, legal, financial, and regulatory issues in the coastal zone. Peter holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University (1983) and J.D., with honors from the Northwestern School of Law/Lewis & Clark College (1986), with a specialty in environmental law. He is a current board member for the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association-Texas Chapter, Texas Democracy Foundation, and is chairman of the Neapolitan Music Society board.
R. Tyler Buckingham
Tyler is a political strategist, marketer, and content creator with experience in international business, federal, state and local government, and the entertainment industry.
Previously, Tyler worked at Rooftop Comedy, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, serving as the company's Community Relations Manager, supporting the company's international community of stand up comedians, as well as working as a video producer and 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 the Vietnam War. 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, managing a $1.5 million contract with the U.S. Trade & Development Agency, which studied 400 previously funded foreign assistance activities each year.
Originally from Ojai, California, Tyler became interested in history and film in high school. He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and then transferred to the George Washington University where he earned a degree in Political Science and interned at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. He has his pilot's license and recently directed a short film about internet freedom.
Senior Consultant Jeb Boyt previously served as director of the Texas Coastal Management Program where he worked with local, state, and federal entities on the funding and approval of numerous coastal projects. Jeb's coastal work for the state included disaster mitigation planning and natural resource damage assessments, and he co-authored the Texas Coastal Non-point Source Pollution Plan. Jeb also previously worked as a lawyer at the Office of the Texas Attorney General, the Texas General Land Office, and the Railroad Commission of Texas. As the volunteer president of the Alliance for Public Transportation in Austin, Jeb has been actively involved in transportation and land use planning for Central Texas. Jeb is a graduate of Reed College and Pace University School of Law.