Erwin Raphael McManus is an artist, filmmaker, author, storyteller, activist, and innovator. He sees imagination as humanity’s greatest resource. For over 30 years he has specialized in the field of creativity, innovation, human uniqueness, and discovering and maximizing personal genius. As the creative force behind McManus Studios, Erwin inspires each person to live their most heroic life through the power of story, beauty, and design. McManus Studios focuses on fashion through Temple Bags, and film through Boy and Rocket.
Erwin serves as the principle visionary and primary communicator of Mosaic in Los Angeles. He is the author of An Unstoppable Force, a Gold Medallion Award finalist; Chasing Daylight; Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul; The Barbarian Way; Stand Against the Wind; Soul Cravings; and Wide Awake. He serves as a Senior Research Advisor for the Gallup Organization and partners with Birkman International. Erwin is a native of El Salvador and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Southwestern Theological Seminary. He holds a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Southeastern University. He and his wife Kim live in Los Angeles have two children, Aaron and Mariah, and a foster daughter Paty.