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Originally from North Dakota, Nate Becker moved to Eagle, Alaska in 2009 to mush dogs and trap. Previously, he spent six years working as a seasonal employee for the National Park Service at Grand Canyon National Park as a flight medic and firefighter. After arriving in Eagle, Nate first worked as a winter guide for Wayne and Scarlett Hall with their business "Bush Alaska Expeditions" guiding tourists on multi-day and multi-week dog sled adventures, which later shifted into a full-time position. He worked various construction jobs in the summer. In 2011, he met his wife, Ruby, online, and she moved to Eagle from Oregon with her two young daughters. In 2012, they bought property 32 miles below Eagle on the Yukon River (Wood Island), built a cabin that they moved into in the fall of 2013, and spent nearly ten years living a remote, subsistence-based lifestyle with their three children. Nate worked in the tourism industry in Chicken, Alaska during the summer months to earn enough money to support the family and their lifestyle. After being faced with the challenges of homeschooling their children, in 2021 the Beckers moved into town and settled at Eagle Village. In 2022, Nate became the Village Public Safety Officer.