A natural communicator, Hazen enjoys sharing his love of nature and adventure through 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. Hazen also loves sharing his passion for nature hands on, directly and personally. He has been a high school biology teacher for over 10 years. He also has worked as a wilderness instructor and guide for organisations such as Outward Bound Outdoor School, Boulder Outdoor Survival School, and since he graduated from high school, has been organizing and leading his own guided trips to such places as the Amazon, Central America and the South Pacific.
Hazen has recently finished filming, Primal Survivor, a major new series for the National Geographic channel. It documents his adventures living with and working alongside indigenous people in some of the most remote places in the world. This is due for broadcast in early 2016, following the success of the original groundbreaking Survive the Tribe series last year.
Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Hazen is a Kootenai and Salish Native American and Greek by descent. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and went on to post graduate studies at the University of Hawaii. He also has a Master’s degree in teaching from Whitworth University.