From classmates to treasure hunters, Craig Tester and Marty Lagina have come a long way. Both Craig and Marty are mechanical engineers and own a wind turbine company. But while Marty specializes in the engineering part of the treasure hunt, Craig is primarily responsible for scanning the earth and where best to dig. Alongside Rick, the pair are two of the most important members of the Lagina Team. While Craig seems to be of cool and calm demeanor, he is not the one to mess with. Given his wrestling background, Craig can take on guys twice his size easily. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Craig Tester.
Who indeed is Craig Tester?
Craig Tester is an American reality television personality, treasure hunter, business owner, and engineer by profession. He rose to fame following many appearances in “The Curse of Oak Island.” Capricorn-born Craig is said to possess qualities such as being an overachiever, persistent, practical, and sensitive according to horoscope reading. Craig has light brown eyes and comes from a Caucasian household.
Birthdate & Age:
Craig was born in January 1956 in Michigan United States. The birthdate makes him 66 years old. He is the son of Robert Tester and Eleanor Tester. He has two siblings Scott and Eric Tester.
Craig Tester grew up alongside his two siblings in Michigan. He attended a local high school Central Montcalm and went on to study Engineering at Delta Upsilon College. This was where he met Marty Lagin and the pair struck a friendship of a lifetime. During his early years, Craig was a huge fan of wrestling and was serious about pursuing wrestling as his full-time career. After competing in a few bouts in the ring, Craig decided to give up wrestling and work as an engineer.
Following his graduation from Delta Upsilon College, Craig started an oil business alongside Marty Lagina. The pair perfectly complemented each other’s skills and started making a massive amount of money. Following the massive success of their first business, Craig and Marty decided to invest in an energy business under the name of Heritage Sustainable. Over the years, Heritage Sustainable grew to be one of the largest wind turbine companies in the Mid-Western United States and the largest in Michigan.
After the massive success of both companies, Marty decided to move to Oak Island and work alongside Rick. So, when Marty decided to take the ship to Nova Scotia, Craig decided to accompany him. Since then, Craig has used expertise in drilling and resistivity to help the Lagina brothers to find out the hidden treasure of Oak Island. As one of the first people on the Lagina team, Craig is also the founding member of Oak Island Tours Incorporated. He also owns a portion of Nova Scotia island along with Marty and Rick Lagina, as well as Dan Blankenship and Alan J. Kostrzewa. In total, the company owns a total 78% of the Island which is used to research history, dig for buried treasure, and conduct tours for fans and history buffs alike.
The Curse of Oak Island:
Craig Tester joined the cast of “The Curse of Oak Island” during the third season in 2015. The show follows the Lagina brothers; Rick and Marty and their team as they try to uncover the mysteries of Oak Island. Craig has made 63 episode appearances as an executive producer of Oak Island Tours Inc. until 2022. The show’s latest season 10 premiered on November 15, 2022, and the cast members are back at it; in their pursuit of uncovering mysteries and the treasure they might find from the history-enriched Oak Island. Craig also has been part of spin-offs “Beyond Oak Island” and “The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down.”
Even though Craig has been active in reality television acting for some time now, he has never won or been nominated for awards.
Craig Tester has collected impressive riches from his different endeavors over the years. He has a net worth of over $5 Million.
Craig Tester is married to Rebecca Tester for several decades now. This is not the first time Rebecca got married. She was married to someone else and had two children Jack Begley and Madeline Begley from the relationship.
After her marriage to Craig, Rebecca gave birth to Drake Maxwell Tester on July 17, 2000. He was born with a problematic seizure. Even though Drake was still in high school at Traverse City Central High School, he did make a few appearances on the TV series. However, Drake, unfortunately, passed away at the age of 16 on March 26, 2017. The Obituary page described Drake as:
“Drake was someone who saw the best in all of us despite our flaws; the only flaw that we ever saw in him as he grew into a young man with the strength of Achilles was that he was born with a seizure disorder that even though it only appeared once every few years for a few minutes-was the ultimate cause of his death.”
Having lost a son of his own, Craig went through tough times nonetheless he did not forget to give a shoulder to his wife and family. Talking about his late son, Craig revealed:
“I think of him every day — I think of him always out here. I wish he could be here helping us, so it’s been a tough year. It’s time for me to head on home and help my wife who’s struggling through this too.”
Measurement and body Traits:
Craig has a standing height of 5 feet 8 inches (approx). He was born with light brown eyes and with old age catching up, his hair color has turned into white and grey. His other measurement like chest, waist, and show size is not available.
67 years old
Michigan, United States
Delta Upsilon College
Television Personality, Treasure Hunter, Businessowner