As someone who currently lives in a remote area, Kaleb Rowland probably never imagined that he would end up on a reality TV show. But if there’s one thing we’ve all learned in 2021, it’s that life is full of surprises. As a cast member on Life Below Zero: Next Generation, Kaleb is getting the opportunity to share his story with the world. Not only will viewers be entertained by Kaleb and the rest of the cast, but they will also get the chance to learn lots of interesting things about what it’s like to live in the middle of nowhere Alaska. Even if the outdoors aren’t your thing, Kaleb’s story might still be intriguing to you. Keep reading for 10 things you didn’t know about Kaleb Rowland.
1. He’s An Alaska Native
Some may assume that Kaleb has always lived a remote lifestyle, but that’s not the case. In fact, he seems to have had a rather conventional upbringing. Kaleb was born and raised in McCarthy, Alaska, but as a teenager, he moved to the Fairbanks area in search of work. Eventually, he realized that life in a bigger city wasn’t for him.
2. He’s A Husband And Father
Family is one of the most important things to Kaleb and he takes great pride in being a husband and father. He and his wife, Brittany, have been happily married since 2011 and they have two wonderful children together. Everything Kaleb does is to ensure that his children grow up to be self-sufficient.
3. He’s Worked As A Commercial Fisherman
When Kaleb moved to Fairbanks, he began working as a commercial fisherman, a job that is notoriously difficult and dangerous, as viewers of the show Deadliest Catch know. Ultimately, it’s not too surprising that he chose to leave this opportunity behind.
4. He Owns A Company
Just because Kaleb prefers to live away from all of the hustle and bustle of the city doesn’t mean that he doesn’t like the business world. Kaleb owns a successful company called Rowcon Builders, LLC which was founded in Alaska in 2015. The company provides services in construction, remodeling, and landscaping. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find any additional information on the company’s success.
5. He’s A Private Person
Even though Kaleb is now the star of a reality show, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he enjoys sharing all of his business with the world. Life Below Zero: Next Generation focuses on a very particular aspect of Kaleb’s life, and he appears to prefer not to disclose much outside of that. Additionally, he doesn’t seem to have any social media accounts.
6. He Loves Teaching Others
Kaleb is passionate about the life he has chosen to live and is eager to share it with others. Through the series, he aspires to educate people on the realities of life in remote Alaska. Most importantly, he wishes to be a strong role model for his children.
7. He’s A Jack-Of-All Trades
Kaleb is a person who likes to take on a variety of different activities, and being multi-talented has given him a number of ways to support himself and his family. According to Distractify, Kaleb has worked as a builder, a pilot, and has his commercial fishing experience to draw on.
8. He Still Spends Some Occasional Time In The City
Sure, Kaleb may technically live in the middle of nowhere, but that doesn’t mean he’s completely isolated from the rest of the world. Even though he doesn’t prefer city life, he and his wife often ‘venture into town’ to mark special occasions, such as their anniversary.
9. Fans Can Keep Up With Caleb Through His Wife’s Social Media
As mentioned earlier, Kaleb doesn’t have any personal social media profiles at the moment. The good news, however, is that people can still get a glimpse of what he’s up to through his wife’s Instagram profile. Brittany is a very active social media user and she often posts pictures of her husband and the various projects he’s working on.
10. He has No Previous Experience In The Entertainment Industry
These days, there are countless people who are looking to make a name for themselves through reality TV. Many of these people use one show to get their foot in the door and start bouncing around between different shows and networks. Kaleb, however, is not one of those people. Life Below Zero: Next Generation is his first foray into any kind of TV show, and he has not expressed any interest in wanting to expand to other opportunities in the entertainment industry.