West Coast Resource Services, Inc. was founded in 2016 by its
President, Kristina "Casey" Bowden.
In the ten-year period that preceded the launching of the firm Kristina was the Assistant Director of Health, Safety and Environment at Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the United States. In that time her primary role was the development, implementation, and management of safety programs unique to the stevedoring environment. Her foundational base of industry knowledge began in vessel operations.
Kristina is a passionate safety professional and has made several significant contributions to the stevedoring industry with regards to safety improvements. She is best known in the industry for her groundbreaking work on the Southern California Joint Accident Prevention Committee Lashing Sub-Committee.
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.