At the age of 11 years old, Rick Lagina became interested in the treasure of Oak Island. He read an article in the Readers Digest. The article told about the legend of treasure being buried there, wood timbers found and the booby traps. Rick became fascinated by the thought of treasure being buried on the island.
Marty Lagina was born in Kingsford, Michigan, Upper Peninsula. He is an engineer by profession and has been involved in the energy business. He was born in 1956 in Kingsford, Peninsula to father George Lagina and mother Ann.