Marty Lagina

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Born (1955-08-26) August 26, 1955 (age 68)
Kingsford, Michigan, USA
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Bsc in Mechanical Engineering
  • Juris Doctorate
Alma materMichigan Technological University
  • Engineer
  • Vintner
  • Reality TV Personality
Years active1970-present
Spouse(s)Olivia Lagina
ChildrenAlex Lagina Maddie Lagina

Marty Lagina (born August 26, 1955) is an engineer, vintner and a star and producer of The Curse of Oak Island.[1]


Early life

Marty Lagina was born in Kingsford, Michigan and attended Michigan Technological University. He graduated with honors in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While a student at Michigan Tech he was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma. He continued his education in the field of law and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1982. He has been a member of the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees and is a member of the Michigan Tech Presidents Club.

Marty began his career working as a petroleum engineer for Amoco Production Company and in the late 1970s, while attending law school, he was an independent petroleum engineer doing consulting engineering work for various Michigan corporations. In 1982, Marty founded Terra Energy Ltd., an oil and gas exploration and production company. Terra Energy designed and implemented many of the technical advances, which allowed Antrim Shale gas to be a commercially viable major resource in the State of Michigan. Terra Energy was sold to CMS Energy in 1995, at which time Terra was the largest operator of gas wells in Michigan. Terra successfully developed over $3billion of oil and natural gas resources. [2] After he’d sold Terra to CMS Energy for $58 million—Lagina turned his attention to wind. His new company, Heritage Sustainable Energy, planning the the biggest wind-energy sites in Michigan. As majority owner, Marty oversees all fundamental aspects of Heritage’s wind energy business. Marty is a past chairman of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association and was appointed by Governor Granholm to the Great Lakes Wind Council. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Michigan and a Member of the State Bar. [3]

The Curse of Oak Island and Mari Winery

Marty Lagina brothers did not set out to make a reality TV show. As a child, his brother discovered the classic story of buried treasure inside a 1965 copy of Reader’s Digest he’d checked out from the school library. According to the article, a century’s worth of treasure hunters had tried and failed to excavate a mysterious depression on Oak Island rumored to be hiding something of great significance. After reading the story, Marty remembers they’d play out various versions of their own Oak Island mysteries. As young adults, the Lagina brothers found themselves still discussing it at holiday family gatherings. It ultimately ended up in buying the island and starring in their own reality TV show, now in it's 8th season on the History Channel. [4][5]

Marty Lagina and his family started Mari Vineyard in 1999 in Traverse City, Michigan. The winery is named after his Italian grandmother and features an enclosed tower atop walls of Upper Peninsula dolomitic limestone. [6]

In the media



  1. "Marty Lagina". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  2. Name of page. Page xx. Publisher: xxxx
  3. "About Heritage Wind Energy". Heritage Wind Energy. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  4. "Rick and Marty Lagina: The Last Treasure Hunters". 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  5. "The Curse of Oak Island Full Episodes, Video & More". HISTORY. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  6. columnist, JIM DULZO Local. "Jim Dulzo: Marty Lagina — Earth, wind and wine". Traverse City Record-Eagle. Retrieved 2020-09-14.

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