Deckhand, The Wild Ranger - 52, (Homer, AK)
In a place filled with quirky characters, Steve Riedel may be one of the quirkiest. Steve left jobs as a construction surveyor and substitute teacher to come look after his daughter, Emily, who works on The Edge, and find work as a greenhorn gold dredger himself. Eccentric with a carefree existence, Steve is highly intelligent, charming, and a unique Alaskan character.
He also emerged as an A-list character on The Wild Ranger, getting fired twice, living in a bus, and chasing seagulls with a stick. Steve and Scott's personalities meshed like oil and water on The Wild Ranger. Steve is also admittedly torn between his loyalty to Zeke as a friend and his daughter Emily.