Rylee is a Forbes 30 Under 30, Telly Award winning, comedy director and writer. She’s directed commercials and branded content for some of the world’s largest brands, including Kellogg's, Disney, Facebook, State Farm, Dr Pepper, Amazon, ESPN, Zillow, and Google.
She’s worked with numerous high-profile talent and comedians including Seth McFarland, Ben Schwartz, Tom Felton, Nicholas Braun, Brittany Snow, Alfonso Ribeiro, James Marsden, Sky Katz, Sherry Cola, Zuri Adele, Jay Williams, Doris Burke and Iliza Shlesinger.
She recently graduated from the Directors Guild of America's Television Director Development Initiative which pairs TV directing protégés with seasoned directors in order to land their first episode. Rylee directed and co-wrote an award winning comedy short film called Boomerang, starring SAG award winner and Emmy nominee Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). The film won "Best Narrative Short" at JUST FOR LAUGHS EAT MY SHORTS and at the Santa Fe International Film Festival, & Rylee took home "Best Director" at Women’s Chicago Comedy Film Festival.
A ‘Jane of all trades’, Rylee is also a startup advisor & creative director. Previously, Rylee was an executive at Snapchat for several years (starting when the company was less than a dozen people), directing content and guiding the creative evolution of Snap from a startup to multibillion-dollar public company. With her experience across marketing, communications, creative strategy & production - she's passionate about helping brands develop their identity through content.
Storytelling is in her DNA, she's the granddaughter of Hollywood actor, Buddy Ebsen and comedian/advertising creative director, Stan Freberg. Rylee went to NYU Tisch and studied improv, character, and sketch at The Groundlings.