Brett Veerhusen, originally from Homer, Alaska, grew up commercial fishing throughout Alaska and currently owns and operates the F/V Finnegan in Bristol Bay. He has extensively fished throughout the state, from the Aleutian Islands to Southeast, for salmon, halibut and herring. Brett is active on the campaign to stop the proposed Pebble mine, which threatens his livelihood along with the ecosystem that supports thousands of fishermen and subsistence users. He is attaining his Masters in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington and lives in Seattle. He is fluent in Spanish and has lived and worked in Nicaragua and Spain.