Kyle is an entrepreneur, blogger and podcast host from South Bend, Indiana.
Kyle was born in rural Kansas before moving around to various cities in Indiana and Kansas during childhood. He attended high school in Brewster, Kansas. While at Brewster, Kyle set state and national records in football, earning a spot in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame record book.
Kyle decided to enroll at Sterling College in Central Kansas, accepting a basketball scholarship. After two years at Sterling, he transferred to Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana to finish his college education, graduating with a degree in Sports Management in 2010.
Kyle spent time working with the Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins affiliates before writing for Bleacher Report, Football Nation and other media outlets. From there, he accepted a job at an international ad agency in New York. It was here that he fell in love with digital marketing, with a focus on local business.
Kyle then returned to South Bend to open the Alpha Dog Agency in 2013 to help local business owners maximize their online presence. The early days of Alpha Dog were spent in his in-laws basement, cold-calling local businesses. Alpha Dog has since grown to servicing over 50 local clients and an office in Downtown South Bend.
Kyle is the host of South Bend Beat, a top-rated podcast that interviews local business owners and influencers. Kyle also founded Point Guard University, a basketball training company located in South Bend that hosts camps in Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Louisiana, Texas and New York.
You can book Kyle to speak at your event here. He’s been a featured speaker at WixCon and various Chambers of Commerce and Kiwanis Clubs. He's also been the keynote speaker at Startup Moxie and the Advanced Entrepreneur Program.
Kyle was recognized as a 40 Under 40 member in the South Bend area in 2020, highlighting local leaders in the area.
Kyle is an avid sports fan, especially of the Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He loves to travel and a good show to binge. He enjoys volunteering at Heroes For Literacy, an after school reading program for children. He currently resides in South Bend with his wife Tina and their miniature pinschers, Deuce and Bodie.