Dave Turin is well recognized for his appearance on reality TV show ‘Gold Rush’. He was present in seven Gold Rush episodes and he spent long hours in bulldozing mining grounds. This earned him the name ‘Dozer Dave’. Dave or David was born in Sandy, Oregon, U.S. on April 21, 1959. He was brought up by his father Jim Turin on his land with five siblings. He went to Sandy Union High School. In his young age, he was a good soccer player and athlete.
Dave Turin Early Life, Education
During college days he focused equally on both academics and football. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Portland State University. Eventually he learnt about his family rock quarry enterprise. He got involved with his father and siblings full time in the business. He gained knowledge about equipments and his natural leadership virtues made him a successful entrepreneur in mining.
Dave Turin Career Details
Dave worked 30 years on his family company called Mt. Hood Rock Company. His old friend Tod and Jack Hoffman hired him as consultant for their mining operation. In the second season of gold rush he got full time role and joined the crew of Hoffman after leaving his family business. He eventually got the role of the main cast and gained a long fan following. After going through several seasons he quit gold rush. He reportedly had a dispute with a member of the crew and got involved in fist fight with Trey Poulson during season 7. He apologized to the entire crew and departed from Gold Rush after a thank you note on Facebook, “It’s definitely not how I had expected my run with Gold Rush to end, but it is clear to me that it is time to move on”. His estimated net worth is $2 million.
Is Dave Turin Married To Wife?
Dave is happily married to his high school love, Shelly Turin and has three children, all married. He has two grandchildren from his son, Tony Turin. He lives in Gresham with his family. His wife Shelly helps him with the operations of his business. He advocates faith in Christ, building relationships and prefers to spend valuable time with family. His passions include hunting and golf along with mining. His fans on Gold Rush wish to see him back.
Where Is Dave Turin Now?
However now he has his own show, “Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine” which is aired on Discovery Channel on April 5, 2019. He mentions having taken a punch in the face in order to quit the show. He had been frustrated during the conduct of the show, especially with decisions of Hoffman.
Regarding his new show, he talks the excitement about finding gold in sluice boxes rather than among rocks. This show has first multiplatform series on the Discovery channel’s platform. Turin had begun with investor funding initially but later decided to finance mining with his own funds. While discussing about mining, he says, “That’s one thing I enjoy about this job, teaching younger guys about a profession. I consider myself a professional miner; for whatever reason that’s how my life has gone”.