So who the heck is this dude? Other than the 2nd best treasure hunter next to Indiana Jones…
You can call me John (my birth name) – or any one of my internet pseudonyms: TheHunterGT – HunterGT – Supreme Commander Overlord…they all work just fine.
How did I get my start metal detecting? It all started in 2014 while laid up in the hospital. 9 surgeries – 14 stents – 8 months.
There was not much to do some days. Just kick back, give the nurses a hard time, and watch videos on YouTube. One day, while sipping my hospital margarita, I came across a few metal detecting and gold prospecting videos. That “where the heck has this been all of my life” feeling set in right away. Get me out of this hospital. I want to do this right now!
In January of 2015, I bought my very first metal detector, a Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger. Not long after that, my very first sluice box, a Keene A52. Metal detecting AND gold fever! A double whammy combination to my chin and gut! I was hooked.
Being a tech nerd who already liked computers, audio equipment, video equipment…etc…I decided to jump right in and start pumping out YouTube videos. It was not long after that I had purchased a Bounty Hunter Lone Star Pro and Sharp Shooter 2 at a garage sale. I learned them well – found silver and tax tokens – but wanted something even better.
I called Craig at Show Me Treasure and received my very first “big-boy” metal detector – the Teknetics T2 Classic.
A few more videos – a sponsor here and there – plenty of supporters and haters – and here we are today!
Some more random facts to get to know me a little better…
- Born: Fresno, CA
- Age: 43
- Children: Two bonkers teenagers
- College: Networking, IT, Graphic Design, Web Dev.
- Favorite Color: Black
- Breakfast: Lucky Charms
- Lunch: Turkey Club Sandwich
- Dinner: Any BBQ
- Music Tastes: Metal – Techno – Classical
- Movie: Casino
- TV Show: Peaky Blinders
- Book: Coldfire Trilogy
- Favorite Detector: Nokta/Makro Anfibio Multi
- Best Find: 1840’s French Centime
- Favorite Type of Detecting: Parks and Schools – Gold Prospecting – Relic Hunting – Beach Hunting…in that order!
- Gaming: PlayStation 4 and Gaming PC (Ryzen/Nvidia build)
- Favorite Games: Gran Turismo Sport – ARMA 3 – StarCraft 2 – Battlefield 2-3-4-5 – PUBG – World of Warships – many others…