Vernon is the gold-hungry owner of the The Wild Ranger. Still working part-time as a ship's pilot, Vernon is turning more and more of his attention to Nome and its gold laden waters.
Vernon is staunchly anti-government and believes in the value of gold over federal currency. Vernon has leveraged his entire life's savings on making his ever-expanding gold operation profitable.
After years of disappointment, Vernon and his Wild Ranger crew ran away with the gold count title in the Winter Ice Season, and now he's looking to cement his reputation as a top-notch dredge operator. With access to a rich claim and a crew full of experienced, gold-getters, Vernon has set the mark for the summer season at a whopping 700 ounces. Though he has a volatile relationship with his daughter Elaine, Vernon has double down this season, bringing up his youngest daughter Yvonne to help manage the operation. What could possibly go wrong?