Passionate safety professionals driven to help you improve waterfront safety outcomes


We specialize in safety for terminal operators and stevedores. 

We believe safety is not a daily "to-do checklist," but rather safety comes from operational work. We know the challenges of waterfront work and recognize the enormous opportunities for safety outcome improvement. 

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Kristina Bowden, CIT

Founding Principal and Owner

Kristina knows waterfront safety. She's dedicated her career to the improvement of safety outcomes by understanding how workers move cargo. 


She founded West Coast Resource Services, Inc. in 2016. In the ten-year period that preceded the firm's launching, Kristina was the Assistant Director of Health, Safety, and Environment at Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the United States. At that time, her primary role was developing, implementing, and managing safety and training programs unique to the stevedoring environment. Her foundational base of industry knowledge began in vessel operations.

Kristina is a graduate of the California Maritime Academy and served as Corps Commander in 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, an Academic Minor in Maritime Law, and a USCG Unlimited Third Mate License. She is a Certified Instructional Trainer awarded by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.