From Berkeley to Alaska, from wildlife to homestead, from vegetarian to Kilcher, Charlotte Kilcher has lived a life of adventure, courage, and love. She is a woman who has followed her dreams and found her place in the world. She is a star of the reality TV show Alaska: The Last Frontier, where she showcases her skills, humor, and spirit. And even though she has faced dangers, disasters, and delights on the homestead, where she grows her own food, tends to animals, and enjoys nature there is no changing her. In this wiki-like biography, we will bring everything to know about Charlotte Kilcher.
Early Life & Family
Charlotte Kilcher was born on December 26, 1955,1953 in Berkeley, California, where she grew up in the turbulent and exciting era of the 1960s. She is the daughter of Arthur Frank Adamson and Frances Adamson. Her mother was a nurse and environment activist who passed away at the age of 87 on May 6, 2016.
Charlotte developed a love for nature and wildlife at an early age, and became a vegetarian when she was 13 years old. As a child, she would join her parents on backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada mountains. She had a childhood friend named Corky Parker, who shared her dream of moving to the country and raising goats. They remained friends for life, even though their paths diverged later on.
Charlotte pursued a career as a wildlife biologist. She took biology as a major during her bachelor’s at Sonoma State University and after graduation, she joined California State University, Humboldt. There she completed her Master’s degree in Wildlife Management.
Career & Progression:
Charlotte move to Alaska in 1978 and spend her early years working as a wildlife biologist. She studied various animals, such as moose, caribou, bears, and wolves, and enjoyed the beauty and wilderness of the state. In 1989, Charlotte’s life changed dramatically when she witnessed one of the worst environmental disasters in history: the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, spilling millions of gallons of crude oil into the water. The oil slick spread over thousands of square miles, killing countless marine animals and birds, and damaging the ecosystem. Charlotte joined the efforts to clean up the oil-soaked shores, where she met a rugged and handsome man named Otto Kilcher who is her second husband.
She got into the television much later joining the cast of Alaska the Last Frontier in 2012. She is one of the main cast members of the show, along with her husband Otto Kilcher and other members of the Kilcher family. The show follows their lives on the homestead near Homer, Alaska, where they live off the land and cope with the challenges of living in Alaska. Charlotte showcases her skills, courage, humor, and spirit on the show, as well as her love for nature and animals. She also shares her personal stories and struggles with the audience. As of 2023, the show has aired 11 seasons and Charlotte has made over 100 episode appeareances.
Metting & Marriage to Otto Kilcher:
Charlotte married her first husband fter she came to Alaska who was a fisheman. They had their only child Torrey Short in February 1985. However, the marriage did not work and the pair went on to divorce. She met her second husband Otto Kilcher when she was voluntering for Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in southern Alaska. Charlotte and Otto fell in love and got married in 90 and she moved to the Kilcher homestead, where she had to adapt to a new and challenging way of life. She learned to grow her own food, tend to animals, survive the harsh winters, and deal with the dangers and conflicts that came with living on the frontier. She also became a stepmother to Otto’s two sons from his previous marriage: Levi and Eivin. In the years as married couple the pair has given birth to a son August Kilcher.
Kilcher are notoriously know for homstead life which goes for Charlotte and husband Otto too. Charlotte had been vegetarian most of her life until she changed her mind about the need for meat consumption for her self-sufficient life in Homer, Alaska. While leading a self-sufficient life, she performs task like gardening, raising chickens and ducks for eggs, beekeeping for honey, and milking the cow for dairy products. She also helped Otto with various tasks around the farm, such as building fences, repairing machines, hauling wood, and driving tractors. She also has faced threats from predators, such as bears and coyotes; natural disasters, such as earthquakes and avalanches; and accidents, such as injuries and fires.
Charlotte’s main source of income is reality television show. Even though she involves herself in raising chickens, livestock, and gardening whic contributes to her self-sufficient living and do not yield her much. As of 2022, Charlotte and her husband Otoo has a combined net worth of $700,000.
Charlotte Irene Adamson
December 26, 1955
67 years old
Arthur Frank Adamson
Sonoma State University, California State University, Humboldt
Reality Television Personality, Homesteader, Wildlife Biologist