Meet the Crew

Andrew Lee

Andrew is an owner of Taġiuk Gold, LLC and the general manager. He’s been called an offshore​ ​Nome​ ​mining​ ​expert,​ ​and​ ​has​ ​twelve​ ​years​ ​experience​ mining offshore Nome ​with​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​methods.​ ​​ ​He started​ ​with​ ​a​ ​diver​ ​controlled​ ​8”​ ​suction​ ​dredge​ ​in​ ​2006,​ ​early​ ​success​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​the​ ​addition​ ​of​ ​a second​ ​unit​ ​in​ ​2008.​ ​After​ ​6​ ​years​ ​of​ ​operating​ ​and​ ​managing​ ​6-inch,​ ​8-inch,​ ​and​ ​10-inch dredges,​ ​Andrew ​was​ ​recruited​ ​to​ ​become​ ​an​ ​operating​ ​partner​ ​in​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​Gold​ ​mining​ ​suction dredge​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​an​ ​18-inch​ ​remote​ ​operated​ ​seafloor​ ​crawler. Now, Andrew is the designer and project manager of the mining vessel TAGIUK PROVIDER.

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Becki Lee

Becki came to Alaska to teach 7-12th grade math in the village of St Mary’s, Alaska near Nome. She has a bachelors in Accounting and a Masters in Teaching. Becki runs the gold room.

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Amber Lee

Amber is always eager to help out where she can. She got the boat for her 3rd birthday.

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Spike Jardel

Spike Jardel is the lead welder and crew chief. His Air Force career encompassed a diverse collection of skills, including; aircraft maintenance, quality assurance, logistics management, Branch Chief, Production Superintendent, project management, and air crew. After 22 years, he retired with the rank of E-8. Spike attended Missouri Welding Institute, receiving certifications in both structural and pipe welding. His new skills have taken him to Prudhoe Bay, Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Valdez Alaska. Spike has eight years mining experience.

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Steve Lee

Steve is the lead mechanic and responsible for the operation and preventative and corrective maintenance on all engines, machinery, electronics, electrical, and plumbing systems on the barge and supporting vessels. He retired from the US Navy after more than 20 years including service in Submarines and the Surface fleet. Steve is an ABYC Certified Master Technician.

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Dan Lee

Dan is as a professional videographer by trade, and has a variety of useful skills and experience that come in handy on a gold mining operation. He mined with Andrew offshore Nome for the first five years; starting soon after his time as an active duty US Marine, where he achieved the rank of E-5.

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