HOMETOWN: Haines, AK
Gold fever is in Parker's blood. Ever since he can remember, Parker's beloved Grandpa Schnabel has been running the family gold mine, Big Nugget. Since Parker's feet could reach the pedals, he's been operating heavy machinery and learning the trade.
At just 16 years old Parker took the reins of the Schnabel family mine, and showed he had the mettle to lead a team of grizzled miners twice his age, and the ability to find serious gold.
Instead of going to college, Parker used his college fund to set-up his own mining operation, and found an impressive 1029 oz of gold in his rookie season in the Klondike.
Parker pushed his crew to breaking point last season to smash his season goal and bring in over 2500oz of gold. This season he needs to assemble a new crew and repair broken relationships. Can Parker prove himself as a leader and bring in big gold for a third season, and can he do it all without losing his loyal crew?