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.
Craig Tester was born to Robert Tester and Eleanor Tester. He was raised alongside two siblings Scott and Eric Tester in Michigan. He attended a local highschool Central Montcalm and went onto 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 in 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 of 78% of the Island which is used to research history, dig for buried treasure, and conduct tours for fans and history buffs alike.
Craig Tester married Beck and had a son Drake Tester. Rebecca was married to someone else before Craig and had two children Jack Begley and Madeline Begley from her previous marriage. After her marriage to Craig, Rebecca gave birth to Drake Tester. However, Drake, unfortunately, passed away in 2017. He was born with a problematic seizure. Even though Drak was still in high school, he did make a few appearances on the TV series. Talking about his late son, Drake 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.”
Robert Tester, Eleanor Tester
Drake Tester, Jack Begley (stepson), Madeline Begley (Stepdaughter)