TV presenter, biologist, natural history guide, public speaker, artist & craftsman
Hazen's major new series for the National Geographic channel, Primal Survivor is currently transmitting in the USA and was broadcast in the UK earlier this year. It documents his adventures living with and working alongside indigenous people in some of the most remote places in the world. This has followed the success of the original groundbreaking Survive the Tribe series in 2014.
Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Hazen is a Kootenai and Salish Native American and Greek by descent. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology and went on to post graduate studies at the University of Hawaii, specialising in ethno botany, cultural use of natural resources, Meso-Indian traditional hunting practices and tropical ecology. He also has a Masters degree in teaching from Whitworth University, Washington.
A natural communicator, Hazen enjoys sharing his love of nature and adventure, founding in 2002 The Wild Classroom, a non-profit online web-series offering teachers and students quality, natural history educational videos for use in the classroom and home. As well Hazen loves sharing his passions for nature hands on, directly and personally. Not only has he been a High school biology teacher for over 10 years, he has worked as a wilderness instructor and guide for organisations such as Outward Bound Outdoor School, Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) and has been organising and leading his own guided trips to such places as the Amazon, Central America and the South Pacific since he graduated from High school.
Hazen is also a talented artist and craftsman. From technical botanical illustration to sculpture to designing and building architectural installation pieces for residential and commercial projects, his work and craftsmanship is praised for its blend of aesthetics and utilitarianism.
With his many enthusiasms and unique worldwide travel experiences, combined with his extrovert personality and teaching background, Hazen is a popular choice as a presenter and guest speaker. His fun, interactive talks, illustrated with stills and videos of his astounding adventures are both entertaining and educational.