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Ball State alumnus Summer Clayton poses for a photo on Nov. 7, 2021 in North Dakota. Clayton is a TikTok influencer. Summer Clayton, Photo provided

Summer Clayton, the @yourprouddad creator, talks about becoming an influencer and building online connections.

In the year following his graduation from Ball State University in 2020, Summer Clayton discovered a need for online content from a father-figure. He began posting videos giving advice and teaching his viewers how to do tasks, like a father would. Whether he is answering a question left in his comments or sitting down to share a virtual meal with his followers, the videos he creates are appreciated by many.