Coastal Connections Staff
Kevin Kowal, CTS
Kevin brings an energetic spirit to everything he is involved with. His work history spans Food and Beverage, Executive Recruitment to that of successful Business Owner. Kevin owned and operated Boomerang’s Australian Restaurant & Pub and Jiminy Crickets Restaurant, both in Newark, Delaware.
After attaining the position of Vice President of Sales for Action Temporaries in Wilmington Delaware he went on to open dw Technologies as a partner and sold his interest prior to moving to Hilton Head. A full time resident since 1999, Kevin Kowal was initially employed as an executive recruiter for Tempo Personnel before opening Coastal Connections Inc with his wife Colleen in 2002.
Chief Operating Officer
Dane adds his dynamic and versatile experience as a Program Management professional with a proven background in directing financial operations, engineering, manufacturing, acquisitions planning, hospitality operations, and lead operations to Coastal Connections as he heads up our Savannah division. Dane is able to implement cost reduction solutions, enhance customer satisfaction, and elevate overall efficiency. Coastal is excited about his outstanding strategist abilities and his distinguished, proven leadership.
Enrique (Ricky) Lugo, CSP
Ricky has a degree in business management which he achieved while serving as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. Ricky worked in the business arena and as a paralegal for a local law office prior to joining Coastal Connections. Most clients make it a point to tell us that we have a gem of an employee in Ricky Lugo! Ricky started with Coastal Connections at the logistics/ dispatch position, grew into the role as the Industrial Operations Recruiter and was recently promoted to the position of Employment Consultant.
Ricky is responsible for all skilled placements in the industrial fields, specializing in Golf Course, Landscaping, Construction, Warehouse and Manufacturing staffing.
Ricky has completed training offered through North Carolina State University and is now able to teach OSHA 10 Hour and 30 Hour courses.
Keila Castelan, CSP
Professional and Administrative Recruiting Specialist
Keila started with Coastal Connections in 2003. Through her efforts she has seen Coastal Connections steadily grow into the premiere staffing agency serving the Low country; specifically, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton Counties, South Carolina as well as Greater Savannah, Effingham, Chatham and Liberty Counties in Georgia.
Keila has helped Coastal Connections gain a strong clientele by focusing on those industries that serve the tourism nature of these areas.
Roy has been with Coastal Connections for five years. He has rapidly gained allegiance for his outstanding customer service. Roy is always the first one into the office and the last one to leave. Roy is probably waiting for your call right now!