Salty is the owner of Salty's Place, the bar which is eventually sold to Liam Court. He is first seen talking with Liam after Annie Wilson turns down Liam's proposal, talking about the fishing boat that Liam worked on over the summer. After Liam has had a few drinks, he wakes up the next morning and realizes that he bought the bar from Salty.
Liam and Dixon Wilson approached Salty about giving Liam his money back and Salty was ready to comply, but Liam decided to keep the bar, renaming it The Offshore.
Salty's signature is later needed when Liam is trying to sell the bar to Annie Wilson. Liam locates him and gets his signature, but lies and says he couldn't find him so he doesn't have to move to Australia with Sydney Price.