Of all the people in Alaska the Last Frontier that rose to fame following their associations with the Kilcher family, romantically or otherwise, Nantia Krisintu remains the most secretive. The former wife of Atz Lee Kilcher, Krisintu has never been featured in mainstream media, and details on her life are incredibly hard to come by. On the other hand, the Kilcher family have hogged the media and are famous for their work on the survival reality TV series, Alaska The Last Frontier. But despite the link to fame, Krisintu has taken it upon herself to stay away from the family and is very much focused on her career. So for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Nantia Krisintu.
Nantia Krisintu was born on the 24th of July, 1976 in Colorado, United States. Born to Sanit Krisintu and Carol Krisintu, Krisintu shares Thai origins on her father’s side. Krisintu has two siblings, Marisa Krisintu and Lamai Krisintu. Born in the United States Krisintu moved to Japan as a kid and was raised in Borneo and Tokyo. After her primary education, she moved back to America at the age of 15. Nantia graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall at 16 years of age. And after a year of practicals on organic farms in Europe, Krisintu decided to continue her academics. She took on diverse education sets, attended the Art Institute of Seattle & Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Following her graduation, Kristin enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage and went on to receive a master’s degree in public administration. During her time at the university, she worked as a graduate assistant.
Career, Marriage, and other things:
Most of what Krisintu has done over the years has been closely linked with her marriage to Atz Lee Kilcher. Of her professional career, Krisintu started working at the University of Alaska after graduating from the same University. Not much is known considering her nature of work and given her stance on the family affair, things don’t look like changing anytime soon. But despite all the privacy and indifference, Krisintu has been recorded by a few tabloids, but on different topics.
In an interview with CBPP’s Leadership Fellows Program, Krisintu went on record to state her strengths, weakness, and talk about the details of the program. Despite her high academic standards and professional achievements, Krisintu is very open to failures. Something that has helped her to achieve the career she has today. Talking about failures Krisintu revealed,
“I had a mentor who in conversation one day asked if I knew why she was the CEO. She said, “Because I’ve made more mistakes than you have, and if you hurry up and make your own, you too can be the CEO.” Most of us in executive roles have made many mistakes, but the challenge is to learn from those mistakes, try not repeat them and avoid major blunders, and speak freely and openly about them, so that others may learn from some of them. As well, this models vulnerability and learning in the organization.”
While Krisintu is credited for her entrepreneurial efforts on business such as Milk and Honey Farm (Homer, Alaska), and Garden of Eating (Tokyo, Japan), not many details have been released around her work.
Nantia Krisintu was previously married to Atz Lee Kilcher and the pair first met in 1997. Krisintu first came to Homer in 1997 from Colorado. Despite coming to work on a project, Krisintu ended up falling in love with Atz Lee and the pair had a son, Etienne Kilcher, who was born on the 12th of May 2001. Before her relationship with Atz Lee, Kirisntu had a son from her previous relationship, Jacob Krisintu. Not much is known about the pair’s time together and details are incredibly hard to come by. The pair called things off after a few years and Krisintu moved to the University of Alaska to finish her studies. She has not revealed anything about her subsequent relationships.
July 24, 1976
Colorado, United States
Mixed (Part Asian- Part Caucasian)
Sanit Krisintu, Carol Krisintu
Art Institute of Seattle, Maryland University of Integrative Health, University of Alaska Anchorage