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"In the year that I've had my GO I've been on 13 trips. I think my most memorable was at Douthat State Park It was stormy, rainy, windy, the park ranger first said we could be stuck in the campsite if the river overflowed. Several hours later he returned to let us know of tornado warnings!! We stuck it out and survived. Luckily we had great shelter in the GO!!!"
—Nancy, Flemington NJ.—

Our Story

SylvanSport was founded in 2004 to develop great gear, to support our evolving sense of adventure. Adventure can be on a mountain, river, or in your backyard! Our team brings decades of experience designing and making outdoor products from the most respected companies. We offer products that blend utility, quality, and value while respecting the purity of the places our adventures take us. Your never ending pursuit of adventure drives our passion to make cool stuff.

Our People

Getting from point A to point B on a project as unique as this just doesn't happen unless you are teamed up with sharp minds, passionate spirits and dedicated people. Our silly humor also keeps us going through challenges and unexpected moments.

Thomas Dempsey

Tom founded SylvanSport around his lifestyle. He loves to bike, hike, camp, boat, and play along with his wife and their sons. Tom’s been a designer in both the RV and kayak worlds for a long time.




Kyle Mundt

Kyle's passion for Industrial design is evident in SylvanSports products. Kyle loves sports, playing hockey and spending as much time as possible outside with his kids.




Tom Reeder

Engineering excellence and craftsmanship are hallmarks for Tom. Tom, his wife, and their four children are the perfect test crew for the GO.





Patrick Kennedy

Patrick’s varied background includes work as a nuclear engineer, non-profit director, and manufacturing manager. His outside-of-work passions are equally varied, enjoying whitewater canoeing, reading, cooking, backpacking, and playing guitar.




Bonnie Chiles

Bonnie grew up on the coast of South Carolina, but now enjoys all that the WNC mountains have to offer.  When she is not putting her customer service skills to work for SylvanSport, she and her husband like to hike, camp, snowboard, work in the garden, and spend time with their furry four-legged children.


Earl B. Hunter

I know AWESOME products when I see them! Upon setting my eyes on the GO and GO Easy, I knew I needed to be a part of the Sylvansport team! Now, not only can I offer these fine products to our customers, I can take them all out and enjoy the GREAT outdoors!



Bronson Patton

Bronson loves to be outside , whether it's on his Harley, a mountain bike or a zip-line with his family.Bronson builds GOs as well as he builds custom Harleys




David Reid

David is from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. He loves being outside with his dog, has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail and has a degree in Welding Technologies... which is why every GO that leaves the factory is built to last forever!




Abigail Parker

Abigail grew up here in the mountains of WNC. When she is not wearing her hat of Financial Administrator for SylvanSport, she enjoys pursuing her other passion for photography. She also loves traveling with her family, hiking, fishing, cooking or just finding a place to curl up and read.




Geoff Bishop

Geoff grew up in Mills River NC. Having been raised on a farm, Geoff is at home being outdoors. Whether in a tree stand, chasing turkeys or spending time enjoying nature with the family.