Kyle Hoelscher was born and raised in Corpus Christi. He graduated with honors from A&M Corpus in 2006 and received his law degree from St. Mary's University in 2010. He runs a criminal defense firm and advocates for smart on crimes issues in the state of Texas.
In 2013, he founded NORML – Corpus Christi to give a voice to the cannabis legalization movement in the coastal bend. He has served on the Corpus Christi Bar Association Board of Directors and is the President of and volunteers at Grow Local South Texas, an organization that helps create a local food network in Corpus Christi.