Tread Wisely Ambassadors
Ambassadors are their name. Tire safety is their game. Meet the Tread Wisely Ambassadors! These young adults travel to organizational conferences across the country, and participate in events in their own back yard, to educate their peers about how to check tire pressure, tread depth and the overall condition of their tires. They also help prepare youth across the country to host the Tread Wisely Tire Safety Challenge at their schools or as part of community organizations.
2017-2018 Ambassadors include:
Hometown: Howell, New Jersey
School: Colts Neck High School
Fun Fact: Has a cute beagle named Bella
Hometown: Laurel, Maryland
School: Howard County Community College
Fun Fact: Loves to sleep!
Hometown: Cookeville, Tennessee
School: University of Tennessee
Fun Fact: Can tumble including doing back flips.
Hometown: Easthampton, Massachusetts
School: Ithaca College
Fun Fact: Has visited and photographed more than 60 waterfalls across the U.S.
Hometown: Marysville, Kentucky
School: Wilmington College
Fun Fact: Grew up on a family farm.
Izabella (Izzy) Lileas
Hometown: Lordstown, Ohio
School: Trumbull Career and Technical Center/Lordstown High School
Fun Fact: Self-described book worm and huge Harry Potter fan.
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
School: University High School - Tolleson
Fun Fact: Bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.
Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
School: Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Fun Fact: Loves to travel and enjoys social media.
Hometown: Lowell, Massachusetts
School: Lowell High School
Fun Fact: Has been to 23 states and has a huge magnet collection.
Juan (JJ) Salazar
Hometown: Mission, Texas
School: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Fun Fact: Loves to play Bingo.
Hometown: Norco, California
School: University of California, Riverside
Fun Fact: Has written three books and will finish her fourth soon.
Hometown: Prior Lake, Minnesota
School: North Dakota State University
Fun Fact: Is a college resident assistant.
Conference Wrap Up!
Our Cooper tires have been rolling along …taking us to conferences across the country! The Tread Wisely Ambassadors attended seven organizational conferences this year spreading tire safety knowledge. Here’s where we were:
- DECA National Conference, April 26 – 29 in Anaheim, California
- Boys and Girls Club of America, May 10 – 12 in Dallas, Texas
- BPA National Leadership Conference, May 10 – 14 in Orlando, Florida
- SADD national Conference, June 25 – 28 in Tampa, Florida
- FBLA National Conference, June 29 – July 2 in Anaheim, California
- NOYS Youth Interactive Traffic Safety Lab, October 16 in Washington, DC
- National FFA Convention & Expo, October 25 – 28 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Want to see some pictures from these events? Visit our Facebook page and check out our photo albums.