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DAVE TURIN is a civil engineer who embarked upon his pursuit for gold as part of the hit reality show GOLD RUSH and currently is the star of DAVE TURIN’S LOST MINE on Discovery Channel. Although Dave has worn many hats and operated various pieces of heavy equipment throughout ten seasons of gold mining, it was the extensive hours he spent bulldozing that acquired him the name “Dozer Dave”. Dave grew up in the foothills of the Mt. Hood wilderness in Oregon, where he cultivated a love for the outdoors while hunting and fishing. This is also where he began spearheading his family’s successful rock quarry business along with his father and three brothers. Dave has a desire to encourage young people to work hard, to resist giving up in the midst of adversity, and to be bold in trying new things. He feels the trades are a viable option for many and is a proponent of addressing the skills gap and labor shortages in that industry. Viewers of GOLD RUSH worldwide have witnessed Dave’s successes, failures, frustrations, persistence, and his ability to bounce back even stronger than before. Dave never shies away from a challenge. As a football enthusiast he has learned to tackle obstacles head on, using his experience and intelligence in the construction field to gain success. When Dave isn’t moving rocks and pursuing gold responsibly he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.