Mandy (Hansen) Pederson – Captain-in-training
Mandy takes after her father Sig in many ways — she is charismatic, hardworking, and stubborn. But unlike her father, Mandy is learning the maritime ways not only from her family, but also in the classroom. Having attended the Maritime Institute in San Diego, Mandy aspires to one day be a ship captain in her own right and has earned much of her required “sea time” at the wheel of the Northwestern. She has been taking on more responsibility on the Northwestern, from driving in big weather to brainstorming strategy — will she and her now-husband, NW deckhand Clark Pederson, take over the Northwestern as the Bering Sea’s most sea-worthy power couple?