Once a merchant marine who later worked as a commercial ship pilot, Vernon Adkison has found his true calling in the mining game. A part of the reality TV series Bering Sea Gold which also goes by the name of Gold Divers in the UK, Vernon has been in and around the mining game for quite a while. The captain and owner of the wild ranger, Adkison has had a mixed career. Middling success and equipment that take up most of his profits. Putting his financial woes behind him, Adkison is gearing up once again for an all-new season of Gold Hunt. In this article, we will explore a wiki-like bio of Vernon Adkison.
Vernon Adkison was born on June 4, 1946, in United States of America. As of today, Adkison has not revealed any information on his parents and siblings in the media. Even though facts on Vernon’s early life are scant, we do know that he attended the Laney College in Oakland, California. He is also an alum of the University of South Carolina.
Vernon Adkison married Mary Brocato in 1981. Their wedding took place in Texas. Not much information has surfaced about Mary beside the fact, she is Vernon’s first wife. After the couple separated Vernon married Elisia D Barlow in early 1989. The two had their first child Elaine Adkison in Aug of 1990. Two years later in Aug 1992, they had another girl Yvonne Adkison. This marriage also ended in a divorce. Elisia is from texas and now lives in Homer, Alaska. She goes by name Elisia Thompson as per the surname of her current husband.
As they say third time the charm, Vernon is currently married to Arlene Adkison. Vernon and Arlene wedded on September 26, 2003, and have been together ever since. The couple resides in Homer, Alaska. Married in the profession, Arlene is used to sea life as she worked as a crew member of a cruise ship in the past.
Vernon Adkison daughters
Learning the ropes both daughters joined Vernon in the family gold mining business. They also made regular appearances in the TV show Bering Sea Gold. Yvonne Adkison worked as a dive tender until arrested for incarceration. It was revealed that Yvonne was involved in a drug-related scheme and sentenced two-year jail time. After her time behind the bars, Yvonne works in a different line of work. She now owns and operates a hair salon in Fairbanks, Alaska. Eldest Elaine Adkison works as a deckhand and helps her father run mining vessel, Wild Ranger. After the debut in 2012, Elaine has made over 20 episodes appearances on Bering Sea gold until 2020.
Vernon has led a diverse career path. A seafarer at heart, Vernon began his career as Merchant Marine and over the years transitioned to a commercial sea captain and gold mining. He worked a VLCC ship and captained the vessel for over two decades. During the tenure, he traveled to exotic destinations. He later switched to Central Alaska and bought his first mining dredge. Aboard the Wild Ranger, Vernon set out to sea to change his fortune.
As the success story of Gold mining under the Bering Sea came to light, the context was picked up for a reality television series Bering Sea Gold. The series airs in the discovery channel and has been critically acclaimed by fans around the world. Till its 11th season, the series has managed 106 episodes and counting the number with the 12th season currently on.
A regular on the series, Adkison joined the cast of Bering Sea Gold in 2012 and has been around the scene for quite a while. During its runtime, the series saw Adkison work with amazing captains including Emily Riedel, Zeke Tenhoff, Cody Moen, and Shawn Pomrenke. From his career in reality TV and his daily exploits, Vernon has managed to rake up a considerable amount of money.
Vernon Adkison makes most of his money from gold mining expeditions and the reality television show “Bering Sea Gold.” He owns and operates Wild Ranger, a gold dredge in Alaska. As of now, Vernon’s net worth is estimated to be around 2.5 M.
73 years old
Date of Birth
4th June 1946
Place of Birth
Gold miner, Reality television Personality
Mary Brocato(1981-), Elisia D Barlow (1989-), Arlene Adkison (2003- present)