About Me

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…