About Us

Hello! From The Illia Family


Creator of Simple Living Alaska Blog

Formerly a dental hygienist, always an animal lover, and a farmer at heart. I find gardening therapeutic and thoroughly enjoy digging in the soil. 

Capturing Alaska through a lens, beekeeping, and writing to share our experiences with others are among my favorites.

Favorite daily task: watching the chickens shenanigans


Editor of Simple Living ALaska Channel

Prior hay child, self taught mechanic, and truck driver. Eric enjoys crafting new recipes, fishing, and braving the outdoors.


He manages our youtube channel, maintains all of our equipment on the homestead, and can often be found working on projects around the cabin or snacking in the garden.

Favorite daily task: brewing the first round of coffee with our french press

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