Learn all about Deadliest Catch’s newest cast member Rick Shelford. The show’s most recent premiere of the new season introduced Rick to the fans of the show. Here we discuss his age, net worth, marriage, and more.
So, keep scrolling down to learn all about Rick.
Rick Shelford On Deadliest Catch
The new season of Deadliest Catch premiered on 18 April 2023 and one of the cast members for the season is Rick Shelford.
Third-generation crabber Rick hopes to continue the family tradition of living continuously on the water for more than a century. On the F/V Aleutian Lady, he joins Captain Sean Dwyer, who is also trying to build a new legend.
Rick started as a greenhorn in 1997, quickly moving his way up to deckhand, then engineer, then captain of F/V Aleutian Lady. Using his broad experience in the longline, pot cod, and crab fisheries, in 2012 Rick Jr. transitioned into the fleet management position where he is responsible for overall vessel readiness and troubleshooting. Rick Jr. is well-versed in refrigeration, hydraulics, and propulsion systems.
He works for his father’s company Shelford Fisheries.
The season will feature the youngest and most varied cast yet on the reality series as a new generation of captains, including a renowned author, rookie captains, and a deckhand hoping for more, pair up with fan-favorite skippers.
Even though it’s still challenging to catch Alaskan crab, the exorbitant cost of seafood forces the crew members to travel to the Bering Sea to collect their fair share. In order to defend their fishing grounds, new and recurring cast members will have to put aside their conflicts.
After the show’s premiere, Rick took to his IG and announced, “Here we go!!! The first preview of the new season of Deadliest Catch. I hope you will all join me to watch all the excitement and crazy adventures. #deadliestcatch #aleutianlady #discoverychannel #fishing #fishinglife #beringsea #alaskacrabbers #alaska #crab.”
How Much Is Rick Shelford Net Worth?
Rick Shelford’s estimated net worth is above $750 thousand.
Rick started working on the boat at the age of 9. He worked as a deckhand till the age of 23 and got the chance to run his boat at the age of 25.
Rick quit fishing in 2012 and did a managerial job in the industry. However, after his uncle’s accident in 2019, he got back into the bearing sea. He is a graduate of Snohomish County Christian School and King’s High School.
According to his Facebook, he works at Shelford Boats.
Rick Shelford Age
Born in February 1978, Rick Shelford Jr. is 45 years old (as of 2023).
Who Are Rick Shelford Parents?
Rick Shelford is the son of Rick Shelford Sr and Heidi Shelfrod.
Rick Sr. started Shelford Fisheries in 1995 but not before running and owning his fair share of commercial fishing vessels.
Rick was raised in Homer, Alaska where he was raised on and around boats. When he turned 20 years old he bought into his first vessel the Polar Lady and then not long after ventured into the purchase of the Aleutian Lady with his at-the-time business partners. Around 1988 they sold the Polar Lady and around 1995 Rick bought the Aleutian Lady outright and has grown it into the company you see today.
Rick shared that he had a lot of animosity against his father growing up because he didn’t get to spend time with his dad because of their family business. However, now that he is in the industry, he understands him and praises him, and respects him a lot.
Furthermore, Rick shares his birthday with his mother and his grandfather Soren Sorensen. Both of his parents are currently 66 years old.
As for siblings, he has at least one sister Alyssa Hoffman who is 35 years old. Alyssa is the Owner and Founder of Sprig Flower Co. She is happily married with two kids.
Both of his grandfathers fished in the Bering Sea which allowed him to be in the fishing industry from a very young age. Rick’s maternal grandfather came to the States from Norway when he was 19 years old. His paternal grandfather grew up in Homer, Alaska, and started fishing.
All of his uncles have been in the fishing industry their whole life.
Is Rick Shelford Married?
Yes, Rick Shelford is married and his wife’s name is Veleska Shelford. They reportedly met on 14 July 2017. Then they tied the knot on 12 August 2018.
On Valentine’s Day 2023, Rick wished his wife, “I know it’s Super Bowl Sunday and two days before Valentine’s Day. But I have to say, it doesn’t matter who wins the Super Bowl and every day is Valentine’s Day. I won everything when @veleskamae became my bride. I’m the luckiest man alive to have you in my life❤️❤️❤️.”
Back in August 2022, Rick celebrated their anniversary with a post writing, “Happy Anniversary my forever love😍❤️😘. I’m so thankful you came into my life. Your beautiful, spirit and love have made me the happiest man alive! I love you Veleska Shelford❤️❤️❤️❤️😘.”
Rick and Veleska have four kids together. Rick has three daughters from his previous one. The oldest is 18 years old, the second daughter is 15 years old, and the youngest daughter is 13 years old. Veleska has 15-year-old son.
You can find Veleska on Instagram (@veleskamae).
Before Veleska, Rick was married once before that. Around 2012, Rick and his ex-wife Kathlyn Hughes split up and he got custody of his kids and he quit fishing to focus on his kids.
Kathlyn is currently based in Monroe, Washington. She attended King’s High School and studied Psychology at Northwest College.
Moreover, Kathlyn worked at Pacific Sleep Center, Kolstrand, Coldwater Creek, and King’s Schools. She is currently married to her husband Soren J Hughes since June 2014.
Rick Shelford Height
Rick Shelford’s height measures above 5 feet 11 inches.
Is Rick Shelford On Instagram?
Yes, Rick Shelford is available on Instagram and Facebook.
When Is Rick Shelford Birthday?
Rick Shelford celebrates his birthday on 26 February.
Where Was Rick Shelford Born?
Rick Shelford was born in Seattle, Washington.