The entrepreneurial spirit of Kyle, 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 of entrepreneurship Kyle had built thousands of businesses in his head. Encouraged to live an active healthy lifestyle with 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, Kyle headed to Newport, R.I. searching for summer jobs, trying to chart a path for the future. Unsure what he wanted to do as a next step, Kyle took a part time job working for Birds Eye View, a helicopter tour company that specializes in aerial photography and scenic tours over historic Newport, R.I. With the summer season ending in Newport and the prospects for full time employment fading, a move south was made. Kyle found the South Carolina coast with golf, the ocean, and an empty room in his sister’s apartment.
That old entrepreneurial spirit came calling again. Sitting around the fire with some good friends enjoying a couple cold beverages and thinking about what he could do next, the idea of a candle company was developed and there our story began. Work started at the kitchen table and moved to the kitchen sink, filled with broken bottles and wax and Wild Wix began to evolve.
After making a handful of weekend trips south down Highway 17, Kyle quickly realized that the coastal lifestyle of Charleston, S.C. was where he wanted to set up shop. Splitting time between the business and caddying at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, things were a slow grind to say the least. Hard work and some luck along the way Wild Wix began to grow. Introducing new products, combined with years of trial and error have fueled the company to produce premium quality soy wax candles. Wild Wix continues to produce unique candles that will brighten any room or at least start a conversation along the way!