Hugh is a gifted engineer in the late 19th century. Well read, likeable, steady job; it's hard to believe he's still single. Or still roughing through the winters in Dakota Territory, 1870s.
This gentle giant splits his seasons on the steamboats of the Missouri River and working for the hotels in Bismarck. He is known for being a fixer, engineering god, consumer of books, collector of untouchable tools, forming a bond with scrap wood piles on an emotional level, and finding cats very unhelpful.