Todd Hoffman came up with his plan to mine for gold in Alaska in 2010 after watching the steady decline of his aviation business in Oregon. While the economy stalled, he watched the price of gold rise and rise. Inspired by his father Jack's own gold mining adventures back in the 1980s, which ended in failure, Todd sourced a viable gold claim and then assembled a team of his unemployed buddies and the equipment they would need to start a full-scale mining operation.
With a strong belief in God and the American dream, Todd initially led his team to success. For three seasons he steadily accumulated mining know-how, sharpened his unique skill for deal making, and welcomed new members to his crew. Todd then took a massive risk: he staked all his earnings on a mining operation in Guyana, South America. The trip turned out to be one disaster after another and the Hoffman crew came home with just 2oz of gold.
Since the jungle Todd's lead his team to success in the Klondike for the last two seasons. Last year pulling in more gold last season than all of their previous ones combined, worth over three million dollars.
However, after finding nuggets of gold on the surface and running a successful 100-yard test which paid out at almost $20 a yard, Todd's taking another gamble in search of big gold by leasing claims in his native Oregon. Despite their track record in the gold fields of the Klondike, Todd's leading the crew on another treasure hunt to find some world class nuggets, and hopefully make the American dream a reality right in their own back yard.