Originally from New Mexico, Ken has been an avid treasure hunter all his life, having mined the American southwest with his father before heading up to the big leagues in Nome, Alaska. Ken plays by his own rules and he plays to win. Along with business partner Dave Young, Ken has helped to build the Arctic Sea and Arctic Gold Mining Companies, two massive mining operations on sea and on land, respectively. Their dredge, the 120-foot Myrtle Irene is currently the largest in Nome and their inland mine is currently one of the largest in the country. Ken is certain that the Myrtle Irene is going to hit the jackpot. With his reputation and pride on the line, it’s time for Ken to prove that he has what it takes to make the Myrtle Irene successful and truly compete for the title Mr. Gold.