Josh Mantz is a professional speaker, author, and the founder of Darker Souls. A 2005 graduate of West Point, Mantz led a highly successful counterinsurgency campaign in Baghdad until a catastrophic sniper attack upended his Army career path in 2007. In the years since, Mantz has leveraged his combined expertise in relationship-building and recovery from trauma to create a paradigm shift in the approach to healing and nurturing of people from all walks of life who have suffered from emotional trauma. Mantz has been profiled in The New York Times, on CNN and FOX News, and gave a TED Talk at TEDxSantoDomingo 2015. His upcoming book titled “The Beauty of a Darker Soul” is expected to be published the summer of 2017. A native of Pennsylvania, Mantz now makes his home in San Jose, CA. More information can be found on his website at www.darkersouls.com.