The Rock-Moving Expert
BACKGROUND: Quarry Manager
HOMETOWN: Sandy, OR
Dave Turin is a red-blooded All-American go-getter. This former high school and college football star earned a degree in Civil Engineering and then joined the family business right out of college. He spent two decades running the Turin rock quarry in Oregon with his father and three brothers, and is a driven, highly skilled natural leader.
Todd and Jack Hoffman brought old friend Dave in as an outside consultant during their first season gold mining. Dave helped the rookie miners get their Alaskan operation running. When Dave was offered the chance to join the team full time he seized the opportunity.
For three seasons Dave battled the elements alongside Todd, but realized big changes would have to be made after their failure in Guyana. When Dave returned home with nothing to show for his mining season he vowed this could never happen again. Dave has since parted company with Todd Hoffman.
This season, Dave has joined forces with mining legends Freddy Dodge and his brother Derek, who have set up shop at Carmacks – a Yukon claim that Todd turned down in favor of his disastrous jungle trip.
Dave is married to his high school sweetheart, Shelly, a nurse, and together they have three grown children.