About Action Trackchair
The Action Trackchair made its way into the marketplace in 2009. Some years before, the creator’s teenage son suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, leaving him a paraplegic. At the time, Tim Swenson was the owner of Action Sports, a power sports shop in Marshall, MN. Tim, along with his wife Donna, wanted to provide their son with a way to get back outdoors and over terrain that was inaccessible in his wheelchair. Tim began to experiment with applying a track system onto a wheelchair.
While watching his son adjust to his new normal, Action Trackchair became a larger mission — to bring mobility in the outdoors to many across the country, and now the world. Tim designed, and now manufactures, the Action Trackchair in a new state of the art factory in his hometown of Marshall, MN. There is no doubt that the Action Trackchair is changing thousands of lives for the better. Not only for the injured or disabled person, but to their entire circle, who spend time outdoors with them. To learn more about the journey of the Action Trackchair, checkout the two videos below!
About Carlson Mobility
In 2010, Carlson Mobility became one of the first Distributors of the Action Trackchair. Along with our dealers, we now serve 16 states across the South and East. Carlson Mobility specializes in the sale, service and distribution of only Action Trackchair and Action Trackstander products.
Family owned and operated, Carlson Mobility also has a special connection to the creator and manufacturer of Action Trackchair, Tim Swenson, who is the brother of Karen Carlson, Carlson Mobility’s co-owner and Vice President. It has been so rewarding to be a part of this journey, bringing outdoor freedom to those in need. We continue to add customers to our Action Trackchair family every day, and are thankful to be a part of this amazing product that changes lives.
The Carlson Mobility Team
Melanie is the Office Manager for Carlson Mobility. She handles all everyday operations, including Sales and Service, Accounting, and Dealer Management. She is knowledgeable in fundraising, insurance processes and donor options for obtaining an Action Trackchair. She works alongside many veteran support groups, hunting groups, and other foundations that purchase and utilize Action Trackchairs.
Melanie is the mother of three children – Austin, Spencer and Hannah. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. She also has an Associate Degree in Nursing and is a Registered Nurse. Prior to working for Carlson Mobility, Melanie spent eight years as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas.
Dan Carlson assists with warranty and service calls, delivers Action Trackchairs throughout TX, OK and AR, and attends tradeshows for Carlson Mobility. He is a custom home designer by trade, and owns his own company. Dan graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science. He has worked in residential building and commercial real estate, and has operated his home design business since 1996.
Dan enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Melanie and three children.
President and co-owner of Carlson Mobility, Doug began distributing and selling Action Trackchairs in 2010. He has delivered countless Trackchairs over the years, and prides himself on knowing every working part on a Trackchair. Doug continues to be involved in Carlson Mobility, even since “retiring”, and enjoys delivering, refurbishing and servicing Trackchairs. He was an Army Medic during the Vietnam conflict and has a strong bond with veterans who receive Action Trackchairs. He understands their willingness to serve and preserve freedom.
Prior to Carlson Mobility, Doug owned two construction companies, building high quality homes across the Austin area. He has three grown children, and eight grandchildren, who all live close enough to spoil! Two-to-three months per year, Doug and his wife Karen enjoy traveling, most recently to Ukraine.
Vice President and co-owner of Carlson Mobility, Karen worked full-time alongside Doug from 2010 to 2013, building the business. She continues to assist with Customer Service and Marketing. Karen was a Psychiatric and Mental Health nurse for 25 years, and worked as a School nurse at the Texas School for the Deaf for 17 years, before retiring in 2011. She continues to use American Sign Language and interpret for the deaf in Christian fellowship services. She enjoys cooking, traveling, redecorating, and spending time with family – especially her eight grandchildren!
Curtis delivers Action Trackchairs throughout TX, OK and AR, assists with warranty and service calls, and attends tradeshows for Carlson Mobility. He has three children with his wife Deanna and enjoys spending time outdoors. He is a commercial builder by trade and works full-time for a local company in Austin, Texas.