HOMETOWN: Haines, AK
Parker Schnabel has the drive, skill and intelligence to be a successful gold miner. Hailing from Haines, Alaska, Schnabel has worked in his grandpa's Big Nugget mine since his feet could touch the pedals of mining equipment. A self-described outdoorsman, Schnabel spends his free time hunting and exploring the Alaskan wilderness. He is a high school graduate and instead of going to college, Parker chose to use his college fund to go to the Klondike and mine with the big boys.
With years of early experience, Schnabel hopes to take his expertise and prove to all he can mine with the best of the best. And maybe even beat Todd Hoffman's season three total of 800 ounces of gold, worth over a million dollars. As his 92 year old grandfather John Schnabel says, "Parker is like an eagle leaving the nest. He will either soar this season or crash to the ground."