__Reuben Hastings, 24, of New Stuyahok, who went through the first academy, is finishing up his U.S. Coast Guard certification, which will enable him to drive a boat with paying clients. "I'm lucky because I grew up in an outdoorsy family where everyone relied on kings, reds and silvers," Hastings said. "That was one of our major protein sources for the winter. "Plus, his father worked as a guide out of the Ekwok Lodge for Luki Akelkok, a lifelong Bristol Bay resident and president of the Ekwok Tribal Council and lodge owner. "He had lots of lodges that wanted him to guide," Akelkok said of Hastings. "He knows the area around here. He was born and raised around here."