Rylan Tuohy is a writer and director and proud tribal citizen of the Wyandotte Nation who grew up in rural Greenville, Kentucky. Using YouTube as both a showcase for his earliest short films and a place to learn how to hip hop dance, he realized he had a knack for the former and considered applying to film school. Instead, he accepted a nomination to the United States Naval Academy where he earned an applied physics degree and a commission as a Civil Engineer Corps officer. While serving in uniform and in his spare time, he found a niche in creating comedic videos which gained a following and millions of views. This momentum propelled him into his new career as a writer and director after honorably completing his service. He has collaborated on commercial projects with Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick, Amazon’s The Terminal List, NFL Star Rob Gronkowski and developed a one-hour drama television pilot as part of his selection in the Writers Guild Foundation’s Veterans Writing Project.