Eve Kilcher - Updated Jul 2024

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Alaska, United States
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Alaska, United States

Eve Kilcher

Eve Kilcher is a reality television personality, cook, author, and expert on nature from the United States. Eve Kilcher is best known as a member of the cast of the show “Alaska Last Frontier.”

Early Life

On the 8th of July 1984, Eve Kilcher was born in Alaska, the United States of America. She’s currently 39 years old and has a birth sign of Cancer. Her birth name is Eve Steller Matkins and holds American nationality. The television star belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity and follows the Christian religion.

Additionally, she was raised in an area of Alaska with her parents. She was the daughter of Craig Matkins (father) and Dana Matkins (mother). By profession, her mother is the author of the book “Alaskan Love Stories: A Researcher’s Life,” which is based on her efforts in raising her daughter, Eve.

She built a keen interest in farming at a young age, nurtured by tending to domestic animals and growing vegetables. When Eve was young her parents divorced. After that, she began living near Glacier Bay National Park in Gustavus, southeast Alaska.

During the summers, she would go to her father’s farm and spend time learning about animals and nature. Her stepmother’s name is  Eva Saulitis, and is the author of “Into Great Silence.”


In terms of her academic qualification, she attended Homer High School and graduated in 2001. She moved to Oregon after high school to further her education. Later, she enrolled in the Aloha Aina Permaculture and Design Institute and graduated with a degree in Agricultural Philosophy and Permaculture.

Professional Career

Initially, Eve Kilcher worked as a barista and hotel receptionist in various establishments. After this, she took a job in the health care system at Homer Community Mental Health, working with adolescents, and serving as a consultant for a preschool, where she trained the teachers to be aware of mental health issues and to react accordingly.

Alaska: The Last Frontier

However, she is known for her involvement in the television show “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” Because of their unconventional way of life in Alaska, Eve and her family drew the attention of television producers who saw the potential for a reality television show. Due to this opportunity, the Kilcher family was able to increase their income and raise awareness of their way of life.

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Caption: The Discovery show, Alaska Last Frontier (Source: IMDb)

In the television show “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” the family lives in their homestead 11 miles outside of Homer. The show premiered on the Discovery Channel on December 29, 2011. Moreover, the family follows a more traditional way of life, relying on farming, hunting, and winter preparation. Except for its pilot season, the show has aired for a total of 10 seasons, with approximately 140 episodes.

Cooking and Recipe Books

Eve and Eivin Kilcher set out to write a book that would document their culinary adventures on the farm while also telling heartwarming stories about their family history. The 240-page book, titled “Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours” was published on October 25, 2006, by Penguin Publishing Group, includes recipes and ideas for anyone who wants to live a sustainable lifestyle off the land they live on.


Outside of her work on television and in books, her main interests have been permaculture and her family’s self-sufficiency. She has managed to grow a vegetable garden despite Alaska’s harsh climate. Instead of commercializing vegetables, she provides them to her family regularly during the bitterly cold winter.

Eve’s dedication to self-sufficiency and meeting her family’s needs is demonstrated by her determination to cultivate and harvest enough vegetables in four months.

Net Worth 2024

As of 2023, Kilcher’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million while her salary and income are still under review. She has been able to earn this sum of money through her role in the series “Alaska: The Last Frontier” and other endeavours.

Relationship Status

On the 20th of August 2011, Eve Kilcher married Eivin Kilcher. The couple appears on the television series “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” and they have a wonderful marital life in the Alaskan jungles. The couple has two children named Findlay Farenorth Kilcher and Sparrow Rose Kilcher.

Eve Kilcher

Caption: Eve Kilcher with her family (Source: Instagram)

Once, there was a false rumor that Eve had passed away. These claims were quickly clarified and disproved, with Eve herself claiming that she is still alive. Despite these speculations, she remains focused on her family and leads a quiet life.

Body Measurements

This television personality stands 5 feet 5 inches tall (1.64 m) and weighs around 64 kg (140 lbs). In addition, she has a pair of brown eyes with blonde hair color.

Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@eve.kilcher’ there are over 161k followers. Likewise, there are over 7.3k followers on her Twitter page ‘@EveKilcher’ and over 313k followers on her Facebook page.