An Action Trackchair Distributor Serving the Southeastern United States
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. Tim is uncle to Carlson Mobility’s owner, Dan Carlson. 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 every day.
The First All-Terrain Power Chair of Its Kind
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.
The Carlson Mobility Team
Melanie CarlsonCo-Owner and General Manager
Melanie is a co-owner and General Manager of 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 CarlsonCo-Owner and Service Manager
Co-owner of Carlson Mobility, Dan Carlson assists with warranty and service calls, delivers Action Trackchairs throughout TX, OK and AR, and attends tradeshows. 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 grown children.
Doug CarlsonRetired Owner, Service / Delivery Rep
As the previous owner of Carlson Mobility, Doug began distributing and selling Action Trackchairs in 2010 with his wife Karen. He has delivered countless Trackchairs over the years and prides himself on knowing every working part of 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, all of who live close enough to spoil! Two-to-three months per year, Doug and his wife Karen enjoy traveling, most frequently to Ukraine for extended periods of time.