Born in 1952, Otto was the sixth of eight children born in Alaska to Yule and Ruth Kilcher. After growing up on the homestead, Otto immediately took to a life of raising cattle and running the farm.
A master mechanic and machinist, Otto prides himself on being able to fix anything that breaks down on the homestead. Decades of collecting broken down machinery and fixing it by hand has allowed him to acquire hundreds of pieces of equipment that he and the rest of the homestead have at their disposal to help achieve any task they may have — from haying the meadows to plowing the deep snow.
Years ago, Otto relied on hunting for his family's meat supply, but a deep love of the wildlife led him to focus on raising cattle for their needs.