Bio: Michael Modzelewski grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where his father played professional football with the Browns. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Journalism. On assignment with national publications and as a field-correspondent for Outdoor Life TV, Michael has visited over 30 countries, specializing in the subjects of wildlife and adventure travel. Michael is the author of ANGELES CREST, about ultramarathon running and metaphysics; NORTH THROUGH PARADISE, describing varied adventures in Alaska; and INSIDE PASSAGE: LIVING WITH KILLER WHALES, BALD EAGLES AND KWAKIUTL INDIANS, about his experiences on a northern wilderness island, was filmed for PBS-TV.
After living “date-less” on the wild island, upon returning to civilization, Michael was startled to find he was chosen Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Bachelor of The Month” and AlaskaMen Magazine’s centerfold story (keeping his parka on but getting a staple in his navel : ) After receiving 5,000 letters from women around the world, he married one of the correspondents. Michael’s latest book, WILD LIFE: THE MISS–ADVENTURES OF A COSMO BACHELOR is attracting rave reviews from everyone except this mother.
Michael’s inspiring presentations about Alaska, Wildlife Conservation, and Human Potential have received standing ovations from audiences world-wide. He was chosen “Speaker of The Year” by Sharing Ideas Magazine. Michael is a guest speaker on Princess and Crystal Cruise ships, and has been featured on many national TV shows, including two appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His action-packed life was dramatized in the New York City award-winning, long-running off-Broadway Play, LIFEGAME.
When not traveling on Assignment, Michael enjoys running marathons, kayaking, mountain climbing, and exploring his two favorite places in the world: the Fjords of Alaska and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Africa.