Who is Eve Kilcher?
Eve Steller Matkins was born on 4 July 1984, in Alaska, USA, and is a reality television personality, cook, author and expert on nature, best known for being one of the stars of the show entitled “Alaska: Last Frontier”, appearing in the show alongside her husband and their family.
The Net Worth of Eve Kilcher
How rich is Eve Kilcher? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned largely through success on television, with her exposure through the show also leading her to gain numerous other opportunities. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Eve grew up with her parents, residing in a rural area of Alaska. However, they didn’t stay long together as her parents divorced when she was still young, and she lived with her mother for the rest of her formative years, near Glacier Bay National Park in Gustavus, south-east Alaska. During summers, she would visit her father and stay on his farm, learning about animals as well as aspects of nature. She attended Homer High School, and matriculated in 2001, then moved to Oregon for her college education, enrolling at the Aloha Aina Permaculture and Design Institute, completing a degree in Agricultural Philosophy and Permaculture. Around this time, she became very close friends with one of her neighbors, Elvin Kilcher leading the two to start a romance. They eventually married in 2011, and had a ceremony in front of friends as well as family. They now have two children together, and reside in a cabin in Homer, Alaska which was given to them by Elvin’s father after their marriage.
Alaska: The Last Frontier
With the couple and their family’s unusual lifestyle in Alaska, they were eventually noticed by television producers who invited them to launch their own reality television program, which would become a great opportunity for the family to earn extra income. The show was named “Alaska: The Last Frontier” and features the extended Kilcher family who are described as descendants of Alaskan pioneers and Swiss immigrants. They reside in their own homestead located 11 miles outside of Homer; the most unusual features of their lifestyle is the lack of any modern plumbing, heating and modern appliances.
The entire family also chooses to farm, hunt, and prepare for long winters which is typically associated with an older type of lifestyle. The family is known to be relatives of the singer Jewel, who has made appearances on the show, and is best known for numerous chart topping hits including “Foolish games” and “You Were Meant for Me”. She also appeared in the film “Ride with the Devil” which earned her a lot of critical acclaim. The show has been running for a total of seven seasons, with around 20 episodes each except for their pilot season.
Popularity and Other Endeavors
One of the reasons Eve became very popular in the show is due to her skills in gardening and cooking, which attracted the attention of fans inquisitive about her techniques, recipes, and the like. This led her to try her hand at other projects, collaborating with her husband in co-writing a book entitled “Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from our Hearth to Yours”, which offers tips in gardening, the organic lifestyle, and around 85 original cooking recipes.
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She is also an outspoken advocate for organic and clean living. She and Elvin promote hybrid living, promoting 21st century technology along with old school traditions which according to them, will help people get the most out of life. She is also a big fan of do-it-yourself food preservation, and loves making her homemade cheese. However, when she is not cooking or gardening, she tries to find natural methods to help maintain her daughter’s hair, which she really admires. She also loves spending time with her children and wider family during her free time.
Passion, Death Rumors, and Social Media
In an interview, Eve mentioned that she wants to instill the same respect for nature in her children, and help them develop the same passion. She spends time with baby animals, particularly the baby goats they own, however, she mentioned that she is not into fishing or hunting. There were some rumors that started during the rise of her popularity stating that she had died, but no details, and of course it turned out that the rumors were false, with her stating that she is very much alive.
Similar to numerous television personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she showcases some of her cooking endeavors, recipes, and recent projects. She is seen in pictures with her family out and about in Alaska. They also celebrate events together such as Halloween. Her other passion in gardening is also shown with her taking pictures of some of the fruits of her labor. The couple also maintain their own personal website, which promotes their own personal endeavors apart from the show, including her cooking while Elvin advertises his workshop.