Mike Green

Security Consultant

Mike Green is one of Bower Events Security Consultants. With over 15 years working in the Bower Management Team, Mike is a trusted and experienced resource.

Mike possesses extensive knowledge of ATP and WTA security protocol worldwide. Mike is a hands-on Trainer and Management Consultant who travels both Nationally and Internationally to service the security needs of Bower clientele.

Locally, Mike leads teams of Bower Security Officers to ensure the safety and security of Patrons, Employees, Athletes and Artists at events such as The CareerBuilder Challenge Golf Tournament, The BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament, Coachella Music and Arts Festival and The Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

His private sector experience coupled with his law enforcement background make Mike an invaluable asset to the Bower Events Team and our clients.

Ron Ayala

Security Consultant

Ron Ayala is one of Bower Events Security Consultants. He has more than thirty-eight years experience in Law Enforcement and the Special Event Security industry. Ron is a security consultant who provides on-site security, coordination and supervision for most of the company’s major sporting and cultural events, such as PGA golf tournaments, ATP and WTA Tennis tournaments, festivals, music concerts and art festivals.

Ron brings years of experience and knowledge in dealing with ethnic street gangs to sound recording pirates to international terrorists, which enables him to enhance the Bower Events reputation as a national resource specializing in major sporting and cultural events both domestically and internationally.

Ron specializes in Red Carpet Events/Celebrity Protection and Player Protection for sporting events.

Steve Mistriel

Director of Operations, Resorts & Hospitality

Steve has over 24 years in the Security and Law Enforcement arenas. He provides organizational, logistical, event support, field, personnel and operations management for Bower.

Steve has served in the security industry in private, commercial, state and federal contract levels. This has afforded him the expertise to facilitate a variety of client needs with professionalism, integrity and confidence.

His broad experience includes uniformed security service, personal and executive protection services. He has provided security services for numerous athletes, celebrities and government officials both foreign and domestic. This experience includes serving as security supervisor in patrol and alarm response services, physical security at international border crossings and GSA controlled properties.

Steve’s background also includes tours of duty at two municipal police departments in the Imperial County which included a specialized detail assigned to the US Marshals Fugitive Recovery Unit.

David Sawler, CPP

Director of Operations, Major Events

David Sawler is a security expert with over 25 years of experience creating and implementing physical and cyber security solutions in the US and abroad. As a leader with proven successes merging security, emergency management, and risk mitigation best practices, David has been recognized for safeguarding people, property, and information in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

In law enforcement, David has held positions from Patrolman to Officer in Charge of Investigations for a community of over 40,000. While serving in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army David earned accolades from senior leaders in the State Department and Department of Defense for his security management, planning, and force protection designs. His work included protecting government, military facilities, and personnel abroad, along with conducting investigations of illegal and terrorist activities. David’s first experience with event security was with Bower Security during the 1993 Newsweek Champions Cup and Matrix Essentials Evert Cup in Indian Wells, California.

David holds many certifications in physical security, cybersecurity, and emergency management, including several Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management certifications. David is board certified in Security Management (Certified Protection Professional) by ASIS International and a CPI certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainer. David’s formal education includes undergraduate degrees in management and criminal justice and a Master’s degree in cybersecurity with a concentration in intelligence.  David’s professional memberships include the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

Richard Bower

Founder / President

Richard comes from a background of Southern California law enforcement and private investigations throughout California as well as event security management nationwide. Richard started his professional law enforcement and security career in 1984 with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and has maintained a position in law enforcement, private investigation and executive management positions in the security industry for the last 28 years.

Richard is an expert in risk analysis and management and serves as security director for the second largest tennis tournament in the country, the BNP Paribas Open among numerous other professional ATP/WTA Tennis, PGA Golf, and special events throughout the country.

Richard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands and an Associates of Science in Administration of Justice. He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). Richard serves on several boards and participates in community services with a focus on youth and families.