Founder, Kyle Nyseth

Kyle Nyseth, owner/founder of Navy Paddles, retired with 22 years of service in the Submarine, Surface, and Expeditionary Warfare communities. He provided paddles for his men and other supporting commands in the Naval Special Warfare Community while Kyle was active duty. Now, through Navy Paddles, he can continue doing this. These beautiful pieces of craftsmanship are one way of giving back to military and civilians personnel for their contributions or accomplishments. These products are used for a variety of things. For example, these paddles have been given as gifts to civilians for supporting military foundations that help wounded soldiers and their families. They make an honored retirement gift as a symbol of being part of the team for police and fire departments.

Military Proud

Kyle grew up in Wisconsin and returned after circumnavigating the globe as an Auxiliary Machinist Mate on different submarines for 11 years, earning his commission in 2001. Kyle served proudly as the DCA on the USS Duluth taking the 15th MEU to Iraq for the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then joined the Naval Special Warfare Community until his retirement in January 2012.

Kyle’s father, Gary Nyseth, is a skilled craftsman with 30 years of experience in making custom cabinets and furniture. Gary served in the Navy with the Attack Fighter Squadron VA22 during Vietnam. Together, they work as a team to laminate, route, sand, plane, varnish, and decorate these beautiful paddles with a level of quality and perfection that befits the military standard of excellence they are both familiar with.

Serving Military

Navy Paddles is dedicated to serving the military and law enforcement communities and to those who have past served by providing a beautiful way of honoring achievements and remembering milestones.

Paddles have been used for generations in the military as a symbol of teamwork. Take the Navy SEALS, for example. As the Navy SEALs crash the surf in their Zodiacs during training, 3 men with paddles on each side, they all must work as a team to achieve the goal. If everyone does not paddle together, the boat will flip as the waves crash them to the bottom of the surf. Teamwork is the ultimate level of achievement in this objective. Teamwork is the backbone of the Police and Fire Departments as well as all other communities of the military. Together, our sacrifices achieve much and keep our country strong and free!


Kyle Nyseth

Owner, Production Manager

Melinda Nyseth

Office Manager, Owner

Mackenzie Fisk

Graphic Artist, Customer Service

Leah Bauer

Graphic artist, Social Media