Tirey Cordrey – Age 31, Seattle, Wash.
Tirey (named after his grandfather) has fished for seven years. Two years ago, while fishing in Bristol Bay, Tirey asked Sean for a job and the rest is history. Last year brought a lot of firsts to his career: Opies was his first time crabbing and last summer was his first time as a boat engineer. Despite the challenges of the Bering Sea, Tirey performed admirably, keeping the Brenna A steady ahead through the rough waters. Even though he’s only worked for Sean a short time, it has not stopped Tirey from throwing his full support behind the young captain, who he considers a friend both on and off the boat. Tirey definitely has the makings of a company man — he moved to Seattle just to be closer to the boat’s base of operation. If Tirey is able to handle the inevitable problems that will arise while fishing on the Bering Sea, he could have a job on the Brenna A for years to come.