Zeke Tenhoff Wiki/bio, age, net worth, career, girlfriend, exit from Bering Sea Gold.

Many seem to think that Zeke is on a fool’s errand, and dredging is not his business for him. Often referred to as the Mad Scientist, Zeke is a high-stakes player. The man believes in his gut instinct and is ready to gamble everything if needed. While this often results in a complete disaster, Zeke is barely discouraged. He seemingly moves on with his life and business. Not the one to work under someone, Zeke has always been his own boss. Save the single time when he attempted to run a corporate dredge, and as many would have guessed it resulted in a complete disaster. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Ezekial Tenhoff.

Zeke Tenhoff is a reality TV star who is best known for appearing in the series Bering Sea Gold on Discovery Channel. He is a gold dredger who operates in Alaska, searching for gold under the water> He has a net worth of $200, 000 as of 2023.

Zeke Tenhoff bering Sea Gold
Zeke Tenhoff 

Early Life:

Ezekial “Zeke” Tenhoff was born on January 27, 1987, in Alaska, United States. Born and raised in a typical Alaskan family, Zeke was homeschooled by his parents. The eldest of three brothers, Zeke spent much of his early life going diving with his brothers, Sam and Gabe Tenhoff. The trio of brothers shared a strong bond and Zeke is fond of both of his brothers. Zeke began his career in Gold Mining at the age of  20. He started working on several expeditions and was later able to buy his own boat.

Professional Career:

Zeke is a versatile worker in the professional gold dredging business. Besides holding the fort as a captain he worked as a deep-water diver. And his ability to prospect and motivate is second to none. Zeke built his first boat “The Clark” from the scratch in 2008. After this venture in professional gold dredging, he bought another boat named “The Edge.”

Over the years, Zeke never surrendered his position as the captain to anyone else. From the outside perspective, Zeke is doing things that many of his fans would only dream of. Zeke often does what he pleases and has rarely worked under someone. Even though his laid-back attitude has resulted in more harm than gain, Zeke does not seem to change his ways.

TV appearances:

Zeke joined the cast of the Discovery show “Bering Sea Gold” during the first season in 2012. The show follows the struggles and exploits of Alaska-based gold miners as they try to make a living in the deep waters of the Bering Sea. Zeke also has been part of  spin-offs including “Bering Sea gold: Under The Ice,” and “Bering Sea gold: After The Dregde.” In 2013, Zeke was called in as a guest on the talk show “The Jeff Probst Show.”

Reuniting with former flame:

Zeke may be his own boss, but the man knows when to put aside his pride. This was evident during the “Bering Sea Gold” sixth season in 2016 when Zeke reluctantly turned to a former flame, Emily Riedel whom he helped get into dredging. To help Zeke who was short on cash, Emily partnered with him. With Zeke functioning as the engineer and Emily as the bank, the pair enjoyed moderate success, and Zeke was back on his feet. The pair continued their partnership and explored Sledge Island: a mysterious, deserted volcanic formation twenty-six miles into the Bering Sea. At the end of season 8, the two parted to explore on their own.

Emily Riedel separated from ex boyfriend
Zeke Tenhoff and his former girlfriend, Emily Riedel

Bering Sea Gold exit & return:

He disappeared from the show after season nine but returned in 2021 as the captain of The Black Swan. However, there no official statement was released by the TV show on his departure from the show. In the hindsight, this may be due to Zeke’s financial and personal woes.  After three years away from the series, Zeke returned and made his second debut on season 13 episode 1 “Gold Slingers.” And since has regularly appeared in season 14 and season 15. Zeke has made over 100 Bering Sea Gold appearances from 2012-2023. 

Personal Life

For the most part, Zeke did not reveal any details about his personal life. The streak broke when Zeke turned to his former girlfriend Emily for help. This allowed viewers to peek into a completely new dimension of Zeke’s life. The pair shared cute moments on-screen, but they also had arguments and disagreements. It is not known how long the two were together or what caused them to break up save for the fact Zeke was in a relationship with Emily before meeting Sarah Dunn.

Meeting Sarah Dunn:

Zeke was struggling following the death of his best friend, John Dunce who had committed suicide. As the tragedy became too much to bear for the television star it pushed him into severe depression and substance abuse. This was around the same time when Zeke ended up in New Orleans, Louisiana. There he met Sarah Dunn and the relationship escalated between the pair. After a period of recovery, Zeke made his way back to Nome, Alaska. Sarah followed him later and ended up staying together in Nome. The pair ran a food truck called “Au Gratin.” However, at some point the pair broke up and Sarah returned to New Orleans.

Alexis Alamillo and Engagement:

Zeke Tenhoff does not have a wife yet, but he is engaged to Alexis Alamillo. They announced their engagement on social media on May 14, 2022. Alexis is an artist and professional rigger/engineer who has worked for Cirque du Soleil, Burning Man, and other festivals and art centers. She also has a background in rigging, which might be useful for Zeke’s gold dredging business. They do not have any children yet.

Social Media Presence:

Zeke Tenhoff’s social media presence is as follows:

  • He has a Twitter account with over 1,800 followers, where he posts about his gold-dredging adventures, personal life, and opinions.
  • He also has a Facebook page with over 6,500 followers, where he shared photos and videos of his work and travels and has not updated since January 2015.
  • He is not active on Instagram

Physical Traits:

Zeke Tenhoff is a man of average height and slim build. He has brown eyes and brown hair. He usually wears casual clothes, such as jeans, T-shirts, and jackets, when working on his dredge. He also wears a hat or a beanie to protect his head from the cold. He has a beard and a mustache that he sometimes shaves off.

Hobbies & Interests:

Zeke Tenhoff’s hobbies and interests are as follows:

  • He enjoys traveling and exploring new places.
  • He likes to spend time with his friends and family.
  • He is passionate about gold dredging and mining. He has been working in the industry for over a decade and has learned a lot from his experiences.
  • He is interested in history and culture. He likes to learn about the stories and traditions of the places he visits.
  • He is adventurous and curious. He likes to try new things and challenge himself.

Zeke Tenhoff Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameEzekiel Zeke Eugene Tenhoff
Other NameZeke Tenhoff
Age36 years old
Date of BirthJanuary 27, 1987
Place of BirthAlaska, United States
ProfessionGold Miner, Reality Television Personality
Net worth$200,000
Ex-GirlfriendEmily Riedel,  Sarah Dunn
Marital StatusUnmarried
Relationship StatusEngaged
FianceeAlexis Alamillo
Zodiac SignAquarius
SiblingsSam Tenhoff, Gabe Tenhoff
Eye ColorBrown
Hair CoorBrown

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