Donna, sometimes called her husband, Rick, Richard when she want to get his attention much faster.
In the 16 years that Donna has been at sea with the crew of the F/V Maverick they always politely thank her for her effors. She and always have tried to make spaghetti the first work meal for Rick.
Donna maintains a log on their boat's offical website.
Donna owns a 5 month old Pomeranian, Pekingese & Chihuahua mix puppy which is known as the "Mighty Mav Dog". The dog is currently with them in the 2007 Opie Season.
Donna considers her husband, Rick, to be the bravest man in the world.
Donna is sometimes called "Admiral" by the crew because she is the one that will go off at the crew from time to time.
Donna's fourth daughter, Tonya, works as a deckhand on the Maverick during their halibut fishing trips and also runs their coffee shop, High Seas Espresso.
Donna's youngest, Tara, lost her husband in Dec of 2005 in Iraq.
Donna meet Rick soon after high school.
Donna's father works on a Coast Guard tender.
Donna regularly post on Discovery Forums under the user name "mavboatmom".
Donna runs their coffee shop, High Seas Espresso.
Donna has four grandsons.
As of 2006, Donna live in Warrenton, Ore. with her husband Rick.
Donna has five daughters, Julia, Wendy, Tabatha, Tonya, and Tara.
Donna:(On the show's)When they get a plate of king crab in a restaurant, they don't realize what the fishermen have gone through to get that on their plate. They begin to understand ... and hopefully buy more, and keep us in business.
Donna:(On the camera crews) You're so involved with what's happening with the fishery, and on the boat, you forget that they're there till you bump into them.