Jared Smyser served in the United States Marine Corps for nine years, deploying to Iraq and Central and South America. He held numerous jobs in the Marine Corps, including Artillery Section Chief, Martial Arts Instructor, Aviation Supply Expediter, and Vehicle Commander, running convoy-security missions throughout Iraq in 2005. After returning home and experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress, Jared became curious, and eventually very passionate, about alternative medicine, to include mindfulness, yoga, nutrition, and exercise, to name a few. He began practicing and making changes in his life and saw many benefits, which inspired him to pursue a career where he could share what he found with others. In 2012, he was honorably discharged and began working with the Mind Fitness Training Institute, training a variety of high stress civilian and military audiences in Mindfulness-based resilience skills. Jared has a bachelor’s degree in Digital Cinematography from Full Sail University and founded Still and Motion Art, a photography and videography company. He is a certified wellness coach through the Spencer Institute, a singer and songwriter, and is dedicated to helping others by sharing his many passions and and gifts.