Brian “Tosh” Chontosh is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served for over 20 years, ultimately being awarded the prestigious Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism, two Bronze Stars with Valor, the Meritorious Service Medal, and multiple combat action ribbons and personal awards. His unit’s 2004 assault into Fallujah was the focus of the Fox News documentary Breaking Point: Company of Heroes. Tosh is a current United States Congressional Medal of Honor nominee.
Tosh founded Crooked Butterfly Ranch where he designs custom experiential learning opportunities for clients looking to test their minds, bodies, and spirits. He also designs leadership workshops that challenge everyday paradigms that can limit potential. On the Crooked Butterfly Podcast, you can hear Tosh’s intimate and self reflective perspective on everyday life.
During his ‘downtime’ Tosh competes in some of the world’s most challenging ultra endurance events. To highlight a few: Moab 240, Tahoe 200, Primal Quest, Arrowhead 135, Iceland Fire & Ice, AR World Championships XPD, GodZone, and the 24H Isolation Challenge. He’s also mountain-biked the Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico in 27 days.
As the president and executive director of the Big Fish Foundation 501(c)(3), Tosh helps support veterans through transition to civilian life while prehabing against suicide. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters in Leadership Education from the University of Maryland.
Bring Tosh in to your conference, company event, college, or private engagement for a keynote speech or executive training.