Kyle grew up in San Diego, California playing every sport he could. Injuries took a toll and Kyle eventually discovered paddling as a way to rehab from back surgery. Since then the passion for the sport has driven him to paddle and compete all over California and Hawaii. Kyle has completed 5 Catalina Classics (2 stock and 3 unlimited), 2 solo Molokai2Oahu crossings and has had podium finishes in some of California’s downwind and flatwater races. He continues to paddle and surf with the NCP crew in San Diego. He lives with his wife Emilee and sons Maverick and Griffin. Kyle is a high school basketball coach and he and his wife are both full time teachers.