Rachel Nelson

HIGH MAINTENANCE

MEMORABLE EVENT ON THE WATER

I caught a baby seahorse once and some crazy looking lobsters. One was the normal color (blue-green) on one-half of his body and the other half was all white.

FAVORITE MUSIC

I like Steve Miller, Aerosmith, and Tom Petty, but I’ll listen to anything. Country’s great, too.

FAVORITE TV SHOW

Deadliest Catch and the new Sword Fishing show.

I was born in Winter Harbor, Maine. I joined the Co-op in 2008.

I started fishing with my dad, Ray, when I was 16, and learned from him. I started fishing on my own when I was 23. My family has many lobster fishermen, including my dad, my two grandfathers, Pup and Larry, my uncle, Kit, my cousins, and my sternman/cousin, Addison.

As young as I can remeber, I grew up going with my dad on his mussel boat and I always thought it was the coolest, toughest, most honorable job to have. Thanks to him, I started lobstering. I like being my own boss and being outside.

I also love swimming, hiking; and basically being outside. My biggest hobby is living in Key West, Florida during the summer months.