Who is Cole Sturgis from Life Below Zero? Bio, Age, Wife, Kids, Net Worth

Cole Sturgis

Cole Sturgis Biography

Cole Sturgis is a bush pilot who lives in Thorne Bay, Alaska, and cast member on the show, Life Below Zero.

Sturgis was born and raised in Thorne Bay, Alaska. He comes from a family of fishermen and loggers who have lived in Southeast Alaska for generations. He grew up learning how to hunt, fish, trap, and fly from his father and grandfather. He also learned how to smoke salmon from his mother and grandmother.

Cole attended Thorne Bay School, which is a small public school that serves grades K-12. He graduated in 2018 with a class of only 12 students. He married his high school sweetheart Jessica shortly after graduation and they had their first daughter Lily in 2019.

Sturgis has always loved flying and dreamed of becoming a bush pilot since he was a kid. He got his pilot’s license when he was 18 years old and bought his own plane, a Piper PA-18 SuperCub when he was 20 years old. He uses his plane to transport people and goods around Prince of Wales Island and other parts of Alaska. He also uses it for hunting and fishing trips.


Cole Sturgis Age

Sturgis was born on April 17, 2000. He is currently 24 years old as of 2024.

Cole Sturgis Wife

Sturgis is married to his high school sweetheart, Jessica. They met when they were both 16 years old and have been together ever since. They have two daughters, Lily and Rose, who are 5 and 3 years old respectively. Cole and Jessica share a passion for the outdoors and enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping with their kids. They also run a small business selling smoked salmon and other local products.


Sturgis has two children with his wife Jessica. They are Lily and Rose, who are 5 and 3 years old respectively. Cole teaches his daughters how to survive and thrive in the Alaskan wilderness. He wants them to learn the skills and values that he learned from his parents and grandparents.

Sturgis and his daughters
Sturgis and his daughters

Cole Sturgis Life Below Zero

Sturgis joined Life Below Zero as a new cast member in season 21. He was introduced as a friend of Ricko DeWilde, another cast member who lives in the Alaskan Interior. Cole lives in Thorne Bay, Alaska, which is located on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. He lives in one of the last remaining float houses in Alaska, which is a house that floats on the water and is anchored to the shore. He uses his bush plane to travel around the island and to other parts of Alaska for work and subsistence.

Sturgis faces many challenges living in Thorne Bay, such as harsh weather, limited resources, isolation, and predators. He also struggles with a changing family situation, as his wife Jessica wants to move to a bigger town with more opportunities for their kids. Cole loves his life in Thorne Bay and wants to stay there, but he also wants to make his wife happy. He tries to balance his personal and professional goals while living off the grid.

Cole Sturgis Net Worth

Sturgis has not revealed his exact net worth. We will update this information as soon as it is available.