Tread Wisely Ambassadors

Tread Wisely student ambassadors

Ambassadors are their name. Tire safety is their game. Meet the Tread Wisely Ambassadors! These young adults have traveled to organizational conferences across the country, and participated 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 helped 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:



Thomas Brennan
Hometown: Howell, New Jersey
School: Colts Neck High School
Fun Fact: Has a cute beagle named Bella



Tamia Catoe
Hometown: Laurel, Maryland
School: Howard County Community College
Fun Fact: Loves to sleep!



Craig Collins
Hometown: Cookeville, Tennessee
School: University of Tennessee
Fun Fact: Can tumble including doing back flips.



Bryan Delaney
Hometown: Easthampton, Massachusetts
School: Ithaca College
Fun Fact: Has visited and photographed more than 60 waterfalls across the U.S.



Shelby Griffith
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.



Chantalle Lopez
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
School: University High School - Tolleson
Fun Fact: Bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.



Andre Ragel
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.



Julia Schemmer
Hometown: Norco, California
School: University of California, Riverside
Fun Fact: Has written three books and will finish her fourth soon.


Annika Sidhu
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 in 2017 spreading tire safety knowledge. Here’s where we were:

Here's a peek at our booth at the National FFA Convetion and Expo!

Want to see some pictures from these events? Visit our Facebook page and check out our photo albums.