The reality TV show Gold Rush has captivated many fans with its exciting portrayal of modern-day treasure hunters who search for gold in the Yukon Territory. Among these adventurous gold miners is Bree Harrison, a woman who defies stereotypes and proves that girls can dig too. She has worked as a laborer, a welder, and a mechanic for various mining companies. She also learned how to operate excavators, loaders, dozers, and rock trucks. She gained a reputation as a hard-working and skilled operator who could handle any challenge. She was a part of Parker Schnabel’s crew in Alaska and Yukon, operating heavy machinery, digging up pay dirt, and running a wash plant. She also showed her fun-loving personality, her love for nature and animals, and her penchant for dressing up and taking selfies. Bree Harrison is a gold miner who combines skill, courage, and charm.
Bree Harrison was born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. There exists very little information on Bree’s parents. Even though there is no mention of her parents anywhere on the internet, we do know that she has a younger brother named Mack Harisson who attended the University of Guelph.
Bree grew up with a passion for adventure and exploration. She loved camping, fishing, hiking, and anything that involved being outdoors. She also had a knack for mechanics and engineering.
Bree Harrison started her career working at a local shop in her hometown on weekends. She then got into mechanic apprentice and developed a passion for fixing her own truck. She then switched gears and accepted an offer to run a rock truck for a gold mine in the Yukon Territory, which she got through another mechanic. She found out that she loved operating heavy equipment and decided to pursue it further. She later worked as an equipment operator at the Little Flake Mine for more than three years,
She got her Television chance when she joined Parker Schnabel’s crew on Gold Rush, a reality TV show that followed the adventures of modern-day miners in Alaska and Yukon. She was introduced in the ninth season of the show when Parker’s staff was short-handed. Bree was one of the few women on the show, and she proved herself to be a valuable member of the team. She was brought into the team to help her fellow cast member Brennan Ruautt operate the Big Red. In addition to operating heavy machinery, she helped with maintenance and sometimes even ran the wash plant by herself. She was not afraid to get dirty, to sweat, or to swear. She earned the respect and friendship of her co-workers, who treated her like one of the guys.
Bree appeared in 16 episodes of Gold Rush: Alaska between 2018 and 2020. She left the show after Season 10 and did not return for Season 11. The exact reason why she left the show is not clear, but she hinted at some possible factors in her Reddit AMA and comments. She later went on to say that she was grateful to not be on TV anymore, because she did not like the way women on the show were discussed by some viewers.
Before her appearance on reality television, Bree incurred a heavy debt for medical reasons. She spent around USD 20K for her spinal injury. This left her unable to work and broke for the time being. Bree prevailed and climbed out from the hole and is now debt-free.
After leaving the show, she landed a job at a remote gold mine in the Klondike that can only be reached by bush plane, where she gained experience in various aspects of mining and camp maintenance. And as of 2023, Bree continues to work in mining even though she has not shared the name of her company.
Bree Harrison makes her money from her profession as a heavy equipment operator. As of 2023, she has a net worth of $150,000.
Bree Harrison is neither married nor single she indeed is committed to her boyfriend Melvin Murray. The couple met back in 2010 although they tried to date each other things did not work at the time. The couple hit it off again for the second time in 2019. For now, the couple seems content as a boyfriend/girlfriend and has not shared any plan of engagement or marriage. They do not have kids either.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Television Personality, Gold Miner, Heavy Equipment Operator