Author Courtnee Futch & Tyler Rice

Courtnee Futch graduated from Syracuse’s School of Visual and Performing Arts in 2015, where she majored in communication and rhetorical studies. Claiming “Cuse is so nice, I did it twice," she stayed to earn her master of science in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises at Whitman in 2016. Currently, Futch works at HelloFresh where she manages brand partnerships. Previously, she spent four years running her bakery, ThunderCakes, in Syracuse. Tyler Rice earned his bachelors’ degree in marketing and entrepreneurship from Whitman in 2013. He was a member of SU’s Crew Team in 2010-2011 and is a member of the Delta Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is a co-founder of the Nu Rho Poetic Society. Rice began his career at Showtime Networks as an ad sales account coordinator, where he spent three years. He currently works at Food Network managing the ad sales marketing pipeline.