After leaving his construction and plumbing business behind, Juan found work as a miner at a gold and copper mine in Alaska. He is dedicated to doing his best for his family and that's what led him to the Klondike.

Juan is an experienced mechanic who joined the Beets crew in season nine after working with the Hoffmans for three seasons.

Juan provides for his wife and two young children back home in Reno, Nevada, and he's hoping this season will deliver big gold.