Nomads Team

Nomads USA
Brandon Carmichael

Brandon Carmichael


Brandon has spent nearly two decades in the field of Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting. His passion for history began while working as a volunteer for 6 years with the Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Brandon participated in local digs and oversaw the cataloging & storage of the artifacts at their local Science Center.

In 2002, he moved to Missouri to attend Bible College and quickly began researching the local history of the Ozark Mountains, which ultimately lead him to the old Treasure Net forums in 2005. He made many life-long friends in the hobby over the years; from those prior days on the forums, attending small group relic hunts in the Midwest, to finally moving back to his Home-State of Florida in 2009 and attending the Florida Hunt Events year after year.

His first metal detector was an old White’s IDX Pro, which was gifted to him by a Treasure Net Member while in college. He continued to learn his machine and use it to relic hunt for the next 15 years. In 2020, he decided that it was time to graduate to a modern detector. After a lot of prior research, he came across Nokta Detection Technologies (previously, Nokta/Makro) and decided upon purchasing the waterproof Anfibio Multi.

Little did he know, only 8 short months later, his Anfibio Multi would assist him in finding the oldest relic of his years spent in the hobby… an 1783 Spanish 2 Reale from a homesite/mill site. That find not only changed his mind set about being able to recover actual historical “treasure”, but it encouraged him to upgrade again to the Nokta Legend in the Summer of 2022 to also begin saltwater beach hunting. His first Legend proved to be such a great machine, that a second Legend was again purchased in the Fall as a backup to let friends & family borrow and enjoy the hobby with him.

While attending Florida Hunt 9 in May of 2023, he was graciously asked by Dilek to consider joining the NOMADS USA & Global Team and representing Nokta both online, as well as attending metal detecting events around the country. Little did she know, he had already had his sights fixed on the company and his heart’s desire for several years had been to represent the company, in any way possible. He is excited to be in this role with Nokta, and is looking forward to watching the company continue to grow in the industry.

Brandon Carmichael

Matthew Pfeil


I have been actively detecting since 2012. I started with an older machine from eBay, an old Whites detector built in 1978. After six months I decided that I enjoyed the hobby and wanted to advance and invest in a new machine.

In 2013, friends of mine on social media suggested that I start a YouTube channel to help document my journey in this hobby. I dabbled in media production while in school and found that I enjoyed putting myself out there, sharing with friends and family this hobby!

Since then, I have used several other brands and styles of machines. Every machine I’ve used had its strengths and weaknesses. Comparing one machine to another resembles comparing broccoli to bananas. Both are food and are healthy, but each its own purpose.

My favorite style of metal detecting I enjoy the most is relic hunting. I enjoy connecting with the past. Bringing to light an object that dropped hundreds of years ago is always a real treat.
Good ambassadorship for the hobby is paramount. Clean as you go, hunt where you have permission. Follow all local laws and regulations. Fill your holes and don’t leave any trash. Be kind and respectful to others. But most of all, remember that this is a hobby and a way to have fun and relax.

I am thankful to have the opportunity to represent Nokta Makro. I feel we share the same values in the hobby. I am looking forward to this new journey as a member of the NOMADS.

Siren Kimmie Price

North Carolina

Siren Kimmie Price is a mild mannered tech nerd by trade, and in her off time, she is a coffee guzzling, wine sipping, detector-wielding, Head Darling in Charge at Girls Rock Metal Detecting. She is a dash of tomboy under an otherwise girlie exterior; skillfully showing the world that the ladies are not afraid to get down and dirty to recover some amazing treasures. With a passion for history and an unparalleled appetite for rescuing relics, coins, and artifacts, she documents her adventures via her YouTube channel and her blog, which displays her writing talents through articles, commentary, and prose. Her works have been featured in numerous publications to include a cover story on The Archaeology & Metal Detecting Magazine. She is also a regular contributor at Global Detection Adventures, is a frequent guest on various internet radio shows, and has just begun production on a podcast entitled, “Listen Through the Noise”.
When asked about her role as a Nokta Makro field team member, Kimmie said,

“It’s a great match! I love their products and am very proud to be a part of such a well-respected company in the metal detecting industry.” She went on to explain, “Everything just seemed to fit. Nokta Makro was intent on building a team based on integrity—a necessity for me. This bolstered my confidence in them as a company, and solidified my decision to become a part of the Nomads.”

When Kimmie isn’t working, she is usually out detecting, editing videos, or writing. She is often found hanging out on her Facebook page Girls Rock Metal Detecting, the We Rock Metal Detecting group (co-moderated by Heavy Metal Detecting), or performing admin duties at The Official 1800s & Relics Club.
To learn more about Siren Kimmie and find links to her Instagram, twitter, and other social media platforms visit

Jason Rabito

Jason Robito


I have been metal detecting for thirty plus years. Throughout the years I have come to understand and respect the importance of practicing good metal detecting ethics as well applying the best tools I can obtain that enables one to find what other machines have left behind.

Nokta/Makro is the only metal detector manufacture that offers me top notch build quality and performance right out of the box without modifications. Nokta/Makro is also one of the only manufacture of metal detectors that has indeed discovered the pulse of what detectorists want in a machine by communicating with customers on a direct basis and then applying what is asked for. I am humbled and proud to be a member of the Nokta/Makro Nomad USA team.

Stephen Patterson

Stephen Patterson


My name is Stephen Patterson, and I live in South Carolina. I joined the Nokta NOMAD team in January 2024. I have been metal detecting since 2015, and have been using Nokta Detectors since the fall of 2019. Ever since I first used one of these detectors (Anfibio Multi), I was super impressed. The quality of the build and the performance of the Nokta line is top-notch. I used the Simplex for a couple years as well as the PulseDive, finding many bucket listers with them on land and under the water. I was also blessed with finding a small gold nugget in the Arizona desert with the Nokta Gold Kruzer. In 2021 I began coordinating metal detecting events at the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Camps throughout the United States. This has been one of my favorite things about metal detecting: meeting new people and teaching them how to become a better metal detectorist. Nokta has been there to sponsor each of the events at these gold camps. I am honored that Nokta would allow me and my YouTube channel teammates (Southern Relics) to represent them at these events.

Stephen Patterson
Southern Relics

Adam Kearley

Adam Kearley

United Kingdom

Adam first picked up a metal detector as a child and learned the basics from his Dad. He then spent many years away from the hobby pursuing other interests until returning to it nearly 30 years later after watching a good friend’s YouTube channel.

A keen interest in videography along with his rekindled love for metal detecting combined to create his own successful YouTube channel: D-Tekt Sussex.

Searching the fields, parks and beaches of Sussex in the UK, Adam loves to find old coins, relics and jewellery and enjoys passing on his knowledge and experiences through his weekly videos.

He is incredibly proud to have been chosen to join the ranks of the Nokta Makro Nomads field team. It really is an honour to work with such an innovative, user-focussed and forward-thinking company!

When not metal detecting, Adam plays trumpet and cornet in various orchestras and bands, manages a charity fundraising team and enjoys working out at his local Crossfit gym.

Gary Fenn

Gary Fenn

United Kingdom

Gary spends a significant amount of his free time metal detecting the southern shores of England hunting for military artifacts and old coins. Due to the extensive military history of his local area, he recovers a good number of World War I and World War II relics. One such recovery landed Gary on Fox News in America as he returned a WWII dog tag to a U.S. soldier’s widow. In addition, Gary recovers coins, tokens, badges and other artifacts from around the world. He particularly enjoys combining his love of rock music into unique documentary-style metal detecting videos for his YouTube channel (Heavy Metal Detecting) and keeps busy on social media at his Facebook group “We Rock Metal Detecting”. Gary began dabbling in the world of Nokta Makro after testing out the Anfibio Multi and then the Simplex+. “When it comes to metal detectors, I have tried a few but I was looking to ‘up my game,” he said. “When I put that Anfibo to the soil, I really felt I was playing at a whole new level.” He added, “I have been very impressed with the Nokta Makro machines and the company’s commitment to building upon the latest technology. Obviously, when the opportunity came to be a part of the Nokta Makro Nomads field team, I jumped on it. For me it was a no-brainer. Great company, great machines!

Scott Dubay

Scott Dubay

United Kingdom

The name is Scott Dubay and I am an aspiring metal detectorist residing on the east coast of Essex England on the North Sea. Being introduced to metal detecting many years ago and having used Nokta|Makro equipment for many of those years, has enabled me to self educate myself in all aspects of this great hobby, as well as teaching others how improve their techniques and learn their machines.

A captivating passion for this hobby drives me to seek fabled treasure throughout the lands of the United Kingdom. Searching on some of the most historical and sought after areas in the world for metal detecting, it has aided my ability to find breathtaking items from throughout the centuries.

Having been chosen to join the Nokta|Makro NOMADs European Team representing the UK is a distinguishable honour. I started using the Multi Kruzer which immediately peeked my interest in this companies state of the art technological advancements in metal detectors and other detecting equipment, and I have used nothing but this brand ever since.

The future will bring new and exciting changes to our hobby and being affiliated with this powerful driving force that brings high quality detectors to the world is a great position to be in. If you’d like to see me in action using, reviewing, testing and sharing settings of various Nokta|Makro products, be sure to check out Dirt Diggers UK on YouTube.

Sebastiaan Hoogenberg

Sebastiaan Hoogenberg


Hey! I’m Sebastiaan Hoogenberg from the Netherlands, I’m 41 years old and just married with my beautiful wife Marieke known here as “The Makro Lady” and we have both a daughter (both 11 years). I have been searching with the Metal Detector for almost 5 years now.

I search a lot on salt beach, water … and if I’m not there then in a park, grass, field etc. My first time I came in contact with a Nokta Makro machine was the Makro Racer 2….great machine! After that I had a different brand of metal detector for 7 months, but always kept the Racer 2 there … but I still grabbed more and more towards the Racer 2. Then I sold the other machine and bought a Nokta Impact instead… in the meantime I had started a YouTube Channel “The Dutch Metal Hunters” to record the hunts. During this period, I was also approached by Kooistra Metaaldetectors and because of them my channel got a huge boost (and still).

Then I used the Multi Kruzer, Anfibio and recently also the Gold Kruzer (I am currently using the last 3 and I really love these machines!) The reason why I love the Nokta Makro machines so much? These metal detectors speak my language …. I understand what they want to say. I have already made beautiful finds with the Nokta Makro machines. And now I was asked if I wanted to join team Nomads for the Netherlands. What an honor!

Federico Cini

Federico Cini


I started a long time ago with metal detecting trying to always use more performing and complex equipment in use, I opened a YouTube channel later, to explain the use of such equipment and any tricks of the trade …. one day a dealer makes me try a metal detector that just came out, the Makro Racer… nice metal detector I liked immediately for the precision and speed in detecting the target but a little less for the depth of detection which I was looking for desperately in that period. With the arrival of the Racer 2, the performance changed and my feeling of having a performing metal detector in my hands was fulfilled.

A new world opened up at the arrival of the Nokta Force Relic: super-performing metal detector with precision on small objects and a good depth of detection… hence a love for these metals … the Impact came out I took it on the fly for testing and I still have it, excellent stability and precision… very good depth on my land … the only disadvantage is the weight but still well balanced; now I also own the Anfibio Multi of the Nokta Makro home …. I have already established a great feeling strengths are the depth and precision but all added are my favourite metal detectors … I always hope for new releases to see what this house will pull out of the hat… another point that I want to mention is the professionalism and speed with which this brand solves any issues or possible defects… an extremely attentive brand to the needs of the detectorist…

Antonella Docci

Antonella Docci


Welcome to all of you.
I’m Antonella Docci also known as LadySeeker on social media.
Since 11/25/2023, with great joy and enthusiasm, I am the first Italian woman to join the Nomads Nokta group.
My experience as a researcher began 8 years ago with a simple entry level where I poured all my curiosity for history and research. Living near the sea, my research often took me to land and beaches until the fateful 09/27/2020 where at one of the Nokta MetalDetector meetings I was lucky enough to meet Federico Cini, expert and only Italian Nomads tester who, in addition to opening up a technical world to me on this wonderful hobby he became my life partner, making me fall in love (as well as with him) with Nokta products, specifically the Anfibio Multi which at the time was the machine that often accompanied him on his outings.
Since our move to the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines I have refined my research techniques by entering into symbiosis with Nokta equipment, making important discoveries which, by collaborating with museums, have added a part of history lost to all of us.
I love to imprint moments of emotions and transform everything related to this splendid hobby into images. From here, just over a year ago, the LadySeekerRRS page was born where moments of healthy passion for research are illustrated. Currently, together with Federico, we manage various groups on Facebook of Italian MetalDetectors and beyond, as well as a channel on YouTube where we use our experience to raise awareness by testing and researching new Nokta products, including helping people to make the best use of not only the last born. I am proud to be part of a team at such a high level and to be able to use Nokta machinery that makes every search full of enthusiasm and great satisfaction with seriousness and excellent results.

Thank you all.
Antonella ❤️

Stacy Pink

Stacy Pink


Hello from Melbourne, Australia. I am Stacy Pink.

I started detecting 3 1/2 years ago at the age of 63. I have been retired since I was 60. For about 3 years now I have been detecting with my “Red Racer” – Makro Racer 1. And I still use my Red Racer now. Last year I acquired an Anfibio Multi. (Friend was selling after only 4 months of having it) so I bought it to have as a spare. Many have told me I should be using the Anfibio. However I was so attached to my faithful old Red Racer that I just kept using it. I mainly specialise in coins and relics. Especially pre decimal (pre 1966) coins here in Australia. I grew up with those pre decimal coins so they have a special meaning to me. I look forward to detecting rivers and creeks with my new Scuba Dive when I go camping in my motorhome soon. I will also be taking my Gold Kruzer to the Golden Triangle at first opportunity.


Canada Nomads Jason Corbett

Jason Corbett


It is an honor to have been chosen to join Nokta Detection Technologies, and to represent Canada in support of their products, their company, and their values!

Accountability, integrity, and respect are things that I highly value and support in our ever-growing metal detecting community. With over 43 years of experience in the field of metal detection, joining Nokta further permits me to bring to their customers a vast amount of technical, field, and professional experience and expertise.

In the later part of 2017, I started the “Diggin’ 4 Life” Youtube Channel. The primary purpose of the channel is to share experiences and knowledge for the benefit of the community.

Myself, along with my channel, has funded events, donated relics and artifacts to historical organizations, and I have invested in the teaching of this great hobby both through online teaching avenues, and through in field classes.

With so many brands of metal detectors available on the market today, it is imperative that any metal detectorist makes the correct decision when it comes to purchasing equipment. “The impacts of your investment today, will ultimately impact and reflect in your future success tomorrow!”

Nokta Detection Technologies brings to the world a solid foundation of leading-edge technology, with fair and supportive affordability. It is this superior combination of technology with affordability, backed with Nokta’s unrivalled before and after service and support, that ultimately propels them as being the world’s best metal detector manufacturer.

Nokta Detection Technologies is a company that not only listens to its customers, but they discuss, design, create, and implement progressive & leading-edge advances.

An investment in a Nokta Metal Detector is not just about purchasing a metal detector or an accessory, it is about investing in your future.

On a final note, I would like to welcome my entire global metal detecting community, where I am proud to be a strong supporter of this outstanding organization!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or inquires regarding Nokta products or metal detecting in general.

Jason Corbett
Diggin’ 4 Life (Youtube)

Liz (Digging Canuck)

Liz (Digging Canuck)


My name is Liz and I live in southern Ontario Canada. After retiring from law enforcement I began searching for a hobby that would get me outdoors. I stumbled upon metal detecting and have been addicted ever since. I detect mainly in city parks but also accompany friends on their private farm field permissions. In the winter I venture into the woods where the fallen leaves keep the ground from freezing. It’s a must in Canada during our harsh winter 🙂
I am both humbled and thrilled to be a Nokta Nomad and get the opportunity to represent and promote an amazing organization. Nokta is a forward thinking company that is continually innovating its product line. They value the end user and provide exceptional customer service. Nokta is the perfect fit for me.
Over the years I have used almost every brand of metal detectors. I currently use the Simplex Ultra and Legend detectors. Nokta products are built to withstand all kinds of environments and are packed with features that other brands charge much more money for.
I invite you to join my treasure hunting journey on my YouTube channel “Digging Canuck”

Liz (Digging Canuck)
Hamilton’s Own Treasure Hunter

Nomads Gang