Lyle Kent

President, Driver

Lyle Kent

The Tortoise has been the single most influential part of my life. At six years old I gave up my bunk bed for the first ever cross country trip. At 25 I drove from Guatemala to Costa Rica with nothing but a guidebook and a bus full of hardy travellers. Along the way the GT has forever changed the way I think about the world and those of us who share it. We have grown and then shrunk, but rarely faltered. While the Tortoise has a mind of its own, it is obviously driven by everyone who has ever contributed; the drivers, the shops, the office folks, my father who started it all, and most importantly, the passengers.

The opportunity to participate in something that makes a difference in the world should never be passed up. Hop on and check it out for yourself and then drop me a line and let me know what you think. lylek[at]greentortoise.com.