Patric Ryan is a U.S. Army combat veteran who received a Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia. He has appeared on stage many times and has been in a few films. He has been a producer, actor, director, and stage manager for various projects. He is currently writing the play and book series Mark Twain and the War of Wizards, which is a historical fantasy about Nikola Tesla, his rivalry with Thomas Edison, narrated by Mark Twain. He came to Colorado Springs to do research on Nikola Tesla and fell in love with the area. He is currently working with world famous, artist and sculptor, Stan Mullins to build a statue of Nikola Tesla for the city of Colorado Springs.