TB Deckhand – Age 36, Seattle, Wash.
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, James Tommy is a fishing veteran whose experience mostly resides in the cod long-lining and crab fisheries. He first started fishing in Alaska 11 years ago. James has been on the straight and narrow ever since serving a 5-year prison sentence for robbery and assault that he committed when he was 17 years old. In his free time, James likes to draw freehand and design and ink tattoos. He is a single dad who has two small children – a 3-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy – who he loves to see when he is not at sea. This past September while preparing for his third season with the Time Bandit, James suffered a serious injury when he fell off the mast.