Owner, The Shamrock / Co-Owner and Captain, The Christine Rose (Nome, AK)
Shawn is the captain of the Christine Rose, an excavator barge he designed and co-owns with his father, Steve. In the winter when the Bering Sea is frozen, he dives under the Shamrock, his suction dredge operation. As a resident of Nome, AK, Shawn and his growing family are local fixtures. He can be short-tempered and combative with his father and anyone else that stands in his way, but beneath the rough exterior, Shawn is a kind man and one of our show’s heroes. His work ethic and knack for finding gold is legendary, and as a result he has become one of the most respected and well-established gold miners in Nome.