Will Phelps graduated from Chapman University with a B.A. in film production and shortly thereafter began his career at Paradigm Talent Agency, working in the physical production department. In early 2014, he joined Jeremy Garelick, working as his assistant for several projects before being promoted to creative executive. In 2017, American High was launched with Phelps tapped to produce their first five films. In 2018, Phelps participated in JFL’s staged reading series, featuring a television pilot he co-wrote.