SG Deckhand – Age 20, Bellingham, Wash.
At age 20, Austin will be the youngest crewmember on board the Saga. Though young, Austin is not new to the trade and has experience in fishing halibut and dungeness. But last season was Austin’s first time out on the Bering Sea. Amidst the rough waters and Jake’s crew of hardened veterans, Austin held his own and showed Jake that he has the potential to be a strong fisherman. Crew spots are in high demand, and Austin demonstrated that he had earned his place on the boat. Austin hopes to apply the lessons he learned and make further strides in his career as means to support his two-year-old daughter with Jake’s niece back home.