With help from friends and family, Kyle Weiland launched Wild Wix LLC in the spring of 2014 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Operating out of a small shop space – the proverbial tinkerer’s garage, if you will – the first candles were produced.
The entrepreneurial spirit of Kyle, co-founder of Wild Wix, fueled the creation of a unique candle company with innovative products that represent creativity, ingenuity, hard work, and active lifestyles.
Kyle developed his creative can-do approach to business at an early age with the creation of The Lawn Dogs, a landscaping and lawn maintenance outfit, while he was in high school. Coming from a family background that encouraged a work-hard/play-hard approach to life, Kyle developed a passion for ice hockey that led him to Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H. As a member of Plymouth State Men’s Ice Hockey team, Kyle earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing.
Upon graduation in 2013, Kyle headed to Newport, R.I. searching for summer jobs, trying to chart a path for the future. Brainstorming with a former partner that old entrepreneurial spirit came calling again, and the idea of a candle company was developed and the story began. Work started at the kitchen table and moved to filling the kitchen sink with broken glass and wax as Wild Wix began to evolve. With the summer season ending in Newport and the prospect for employment fading as winter approached, a move south was made. Kyle found Myrtle Beach, with sun, beach, ocean and an empty room in his sister’s apartment. The idea of Wild Wix was on the move – and soon to come to fruition.