Dredging for gold around Alaska is a job that is primarily occupied by men, save for one exception. Emily Riedel is the first and only woman who is actively involved in the business. Her skills and determination have played a major part in her success as a gold dredger. Through the years, Emily has played her part as one of the major cast members of the TV show, Bering Sea Gold. In this article, we take a closer look at the only female cast of Bering Sea Gold and how she achieved her celebrity status.
Emily Riedel was born on the 4th of July 1988 in Alaska USA. Emily was heavily influenced by her father who worked in the fishing business. Her father, Steve Riedle is also the captain of the ship featured in Bering Sea Gold. Riedel had humble beginnings and was raised alongside a brother and a sister. As a young girl, Emily fell in love with classical music and wanted to make a name for herself. Accordingly, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the University of South Carolina.
Emily began her career early into her college years as she took up various part-time jobs to help her parents. Unable to fund her schooling as well as her passion for opera singing, Emily moved to Alaska where she met up with Zeke Tenhoff. Zeke gave her a part-time job in his gold dredging crew. Unsure of her career in the music-industry, Emily switched to gold dredging. She began her career on a boat alongside Zeke and started working as a deckhand. During her time at the sea, Emily was associated with two different boats, The Clark and The Edge. Late in her career, Emily bought a boat and worked as a captain of the vessel. She named the boat The Erotica Mining and worked as the only female captain of the vessel.
A career as a reality TV star:
Emily’s fame grew as the only female captain and her crew were soon approached by the executive directors of the series, Bering Sea Gold. This was back in 2013, and Riedel has been a regular on the series since the first season. And while her journey in the series has been nothing short of challenging, Ridel has risen to all the challenges presented in front of her.
As the only female in a male-dominated field, Emily hopes to inspire the younger generation to break female-centric stereotypes.
Emily Riedel is currently single and is not looking for romance. She is enjoying life at the moment and is looking to progress in her career. Although, Emily did date her friend and fellow actor Zeke Tenhoff back in the day. But the pair eventually realized that there were too many differences between them. And while the pair called time on their relationship, they have continued to stay friends. Apart from her time with Zeke, Emily has not been romantically involved with anyone else.
A pioneer for women around the world, Riedel racks up a significant amount of money. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around USD 1M. Her involvement in the series Bering Sea Gold contributes a significant amount to her net worth.