Wylie Rogers, Founder of The Wylie Post and CEO of Wylie Inc., is a born and raised Alaskan hailing from Fairbanks. He started skating when he was 3 years old and began playing goalie at the age of 8.
After spending his youth between the pipes, Wyile played for the local Junior team, Fairbanks Ice Dogs, until the age of 15 when he left the state to pursue his dream of playing in the National Hockey League. Wylie moved to Michigan to play for the Metro Jets (CSHL) where he won a Junior B national championship led by Jon Cooper, now head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightening.
The following year, 2002, Wylie signed with the USA National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan to play for the Under 18 Team.
He spent the next season with the Victoria Salsa (BCHL) before returning to his hometown of Fairbanks to play four seasons at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Wylie turned professional directly after his senior year and started a 5 year journey in the ECHL, CHL and the Dutch European Pro League.
After suffering an injury from a head-on collision with the goalpost, Wylie decided to return to his alma mater to enroll in the MBA program and begin his coaching career as the volunteer goalie coach with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
It was during his time furthering his education in the MBA program that the idea for The Wylie Post was born.
Wylie's professor/mentor Dr. Ping Lan urged him to enroll in a class "New Venture Development" where he took his idea and nurtured it through the entire process from idea to a market ready product.
Wylie and his wife Sarah now live in Anchorage, Alaska where he pursues The Wylie Post full time, while coaching goalies with local youth organizations.