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FYI, 'Gold Rush' Star Karla Ann Charlton Is Just as Badass IRL

By Anna Quintana

If you are a fan of the Discovery reality series Gold Rush, then you have definitely noticed Karla Ann Charlton. The wilderness and survival expert is there to keep Parker Schnabel, Rick Ness, and the rest of the team safe in the great outdoors. She is also Parker's rock truck driver.

Karla first joined the reality series in 2017 in Gold Rush: Parker's Trail and has trekked as far as Guyana with her crew, where they set up a camp in Marudi — the site of a modern-day gold rush. 

"Karla actually worked at the mine site for a little while driving a rock truck — she was just super cool, fun, and had tons of energy," Parker told People magazine of his co-star, whom he recruited for the show. "She loves being in the woods and is at home out doing something like this. That was a no brainer in the sense we needed someone to keep us all alive and try to keep us in one piece."

However, there is more to the British Colombia native than you see on the show. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about Karla Ann: