Meet Our Advisory Board

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Teresa McClelland

Board Member

Teresa is originally from Chicago and has been riding since she was a preteen on dirt bikes and ATVs and currently still rides. She is a masters degree prepared Registered Nurse with most of her experience in pre-hospital, ER and trauma. Currently works an instructor trainer for CPR, Trauma Nurse Core Course and Accident Scene Management . She is a charter member of the Road Guardians, A Rescue Rider, and is the State Safety Officer for A.B.A.T.E of AZ. Teresa is a firm believer that "Education is the key to injury prevention"!!

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Teresa McClelland

Teresa McClelland

Board Member

Jimmy Lee Harrison

Board Member

Jimmy Lee Harrison was born in Detroit, Mich., and before coming to Arizona, worked as a process engineer. In Arizona and Michigan, he worked as a remodeling contractor. At present,

Harrison has a business and does home maintenance. Harrison is a motorcycle enthusiast who rides a Harley Davidson and is a member of the El Zaribah Shriners motorcycle unit. Currently, he holds the position of vice president of the motorcycle unit and assistant parade chairman. Harrison, a member of the Freemasons, continues to believe in helping to bring as much motorcycle safety and awareness to the State of Arizona as possible.

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Jimmy Lee Harrison

Jimmy Lee Harrison

Board Member

Rosi Khazoom

Board Member
rosi@breyerlaw.com

Rosi Khazoom is the director of community relations at Breyer Law, The Husband and Wife Law Team that advocates educating riders about their rights and protections. She was asked to participate on the AMSAF advisory board as a non-riding member in effort to provide the viewpoint of a standard motorist. Prior to joining Breyer Law, Rosi was selling real estate in the Metro Phoenix area. During those years Rosi held various positions at real estate related associations.

Rosi has a daughter attending elementary school, and enjoys spending time volunteering at school for various events and activities. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and working out

Rosi Khazoom
BREYER LAW OFFICES, P.C.
3840 East Ray Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85044
Direct Line: (480) 387-5754
Facsimile: (480) 496-7311

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Rosi Khazoom

Rosi Khazoom

Board Member

Terry Cooper

Board Member

Terry Cooper is a retired law enforcement officer with 37 years service. Formerly, he  was an assistant director for the Arizona Department of Insurance. Cooper, a professional photographer, has been riding motorcycles since the early 1970s and is a strong supporter of motorcycle safety and awareness.

 

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Terry Cooper

Terry Cooper

Board Member

Ben Martinez

Board Member

Ben Martinez has been riding since he was a kid on various makes and models and rides when ever he can. He is a proud 3 time patch holder and member of the Iron Butt Association. Ben is a Rescue Rider and has been active in helping teach Accident Scene Management classes and served on many Rescue Rider missions. He has experience teaching large groups both live and via telecom classes. He is also the State Member ship Office for A.B.A.T.E of AZ.

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Ben Martinez

Ben Martinez

Board Member

Joeta Brozosky

Board Member

Joeta Brozosky owns Joeta’s Leather, the Valley’s largest selection of motorcycle apparel and accessories for more than 13 years. Brozosky, a motorcycle enthusiast, rides a Harley Davidson Road Glide. During the summer, she can be found riding her Harley Davidson Deluxe Softail. She loves to help raise money for numerous charities, especially breast cancer, military, law enforcement and all animal causes.

Safety for motorcycle riders is paramount to Brozosky. She believes in making a difference by bringing about safer road conditions. She strongly believes Arizonans can make a difference and save lives in order to stop the numerous motorcycle fatalities that happen every year. Brozosky is a member of Motor Maidens, AMA, MMA, Abate, PGR, the community advisory board for the Central Mesa Extension and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

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Joeta Brozosky

Joeta Brozosky

Board Member

Howard Gelman

Board Member

Gelman holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Design from Arizona State. He worked as a Senior Art Director and Designer for studios and advertising agencies for 25 years before moving to Arizona and beginning a second career as an instructor, senior instructor and program chair, teaching classes in design theory and creativity.

He is currently on a sabbatical of sorts and is spending a majority of his time in the garage resurrecting old motorcycles, recently completing two 1974 Indian dirt bikes, a 1982 Yamaha XS650 and a 1970 BSA Victor 441, among others. He has always had a passion for motorcycles. He is an MMA life member and served as editor of the Motorcycle Patriot for four-plus years. Building his first motorized bicycle at age 13 and crashing it soon after started his passion for motorcycle safety as well.

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Howard Gelman

Howard Gelman

Board Member

David Steele

Board Member

David Steele moved to Arizona from Wisconsin in 1998. He moved here for the year round riding, and hasn't looked back. He has been riding motorcycles for over 25 years, and rides track, street and dirt bikes. He has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in Communications. David and his friend Tony Moretti started the Helmet Center here in Arizona over 10 years ago, providing safety apparel to Arizona's riding community. He equips most of the city agencies here in the valley, including Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Phoenix police departments, as well as AZ Game and Fish, and D.P.S. He is frequently a guest speaker for agencies, clubs and riding groups promoting safety apparel.

In his spare time, he rides a Husqvarna TE300 in the dirt, and a Suzuki Bandit 1200 on the street. He is married, with two beautiful daughters. He also enjoys volunteering, running, off-roading, rock-climbing, but mostly being a dad. His reason for joining AMSAF was to give back to the riding community, while promoting safety among his fellow riders.

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David Steele

David Steele

Board Member

Fran Booth

Board Member

Fran A. Booth, ABC is the founder and president of Booth Communications, Inc. (BCI), a 23-year-old corporate communication, branding and marketing firm headquartered in Cave Creek, Arizona. The company's president and founder, Fran A. Booth, ABC, has more than 29 years experience as a public relations manager and counsel to several multinational and Fortune 500 firms.

Booth has been responsible for the development and implementation of major communication and image positioning programs – many of which won awards – for an array of audiences and clients. A former regional director for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Booth is past president of IABC's Phoenix chapter, which received the International Chapter of the Year award on multiple occasions. Selected as IABC's Member of the Year, Booth received the President's Award from the organization and was selected as Communicator of the Year. Booth is one of less than 1,500 individuals, worldwide, to be accredited by IABC.

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Fran Booth

Fran Booth

Board Member

Jeremy Calenda

Board Member

Jeremy Calenda has been a motorsports and off-road enthusiast his whole life from rock crawling and ATV riding, to dirt bike riding, and

motorcycle racing and riding.

He is originally from Ohio and an AZ resident since 2000

He was a Chase Bank employee for 13 years and worked in everything from asset remarketing, to auto insurance payoffs, and home finance.

Jeremy currently works in the personal insurance arena as a Business Development Representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance.

He currently rides a Kawi zx6r and Triumph Speedmaster. He is a member of AMA and MMA.

Originally hooked up with AMSAF through the 2015 “Riding for the Long Haul” event and fully believes in supporting the AMSAF mission and promoting motorcycle safety across Arizona.

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Jeremy Calenda

Jeremy Calenda

Board Member

Jim Moore

Board Member

Jim has been riding for over 45 years. Logging over 1.5 million miles he has made motorcycling a lifestyle.

As the owner of Jim Moore Concepts, he builds and fabricates custom cars and motorcycles.

He is also the Exec. V.P. of Biker Information Guide, writing articles and the general manager.

Jim can usually be found at many charity and community events as the Emcee or just donating his time.

His focus is on giving to others and keeping motorcyclists safe and informed.

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Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Board Member

Richie Prato

Board Member

Studied math and physics at Polytechnic Institute of New York. Holds a Master of Science degree.

Born and raised in NYC. Taught Physics in NYC school system. A motorcycle enthusiast since childhood.

Moved to Florida in 1992 to start Centennial Security Systems, a wholesale distributer of surveillance systems.

A member of The Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson Drill Team for eight years. This team was recognized by Harley-Davidson and was the only team asked to perform at national HOG events.

After retiring in 2011 moved to Arizona to be close to his grandchildren.

He organized the Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale Drill Team. He negotiated the sponsorship of the dealership, recruited members, trained them in advanced riding skills, designed a performance routine and put on performances around the state, including Arizona Bike Week and the Arizona State Hog Rally.

After his retirement from the team he joined AMSAF.

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Richie Prato

Richie Prato

Board Member

Kym Laman

Board Member

My mother was a lady rider.  She and my father would ride the many small Texas roads with me, so the passion to ride is in my blood. However, I didn’t ride my own motorcycle until 2004 when my husband purchased me a wedding gift – ‘14 HD 1200 Custom Sportster.   In 2008, I became a MSF instructor, and have enjoyed teaching with several schools in Phoenix. My husband and I both enjoy practicing our motorcycles so much so, that we have created several field practice days within the city, and with organizations where we were Safety Officers. I am currently Safety Officer for Harley Davidson of Scottsdale HOG #3160. I became a performing member with the HDoS Motorcycle Drill Team in 2016 and I love it! I’m currently a Police Assistant for Phoenix PD . I also coach and encourage women motorcyclists in Empowering Women Riders, and that will be going online in the near future.

I strongly believe in what AMSAF is doing, and I am so excited to be on board!

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Kym Laman

Kym Laman

Board Member

Merlo Pile

Board Member

Merlo recently moved in Arizona in late summer 2015 from San Jose, California. He was 16 yrs old when he first experienced riding on a 2-wheeled motorized vehicle – his grandfather’s scooter. But that riding thrill only lasted a week when he visited his grandparents in the Philippines in 1979. Shortly thereafter followed college, Air Force, wife, kids, more college, divorce, civilian life, new wife, law school, one more kid, and then finally at 44 yrs old -- the Harley! As a “late bloomer” to riding motorcycles, Merlo has been focused on improving his riding proficiency in the parking lots. And he continues his focus on his riding skills because he actually enjoys it! Being a Road Captain with the San Jose HOGs, it opened an opportunity for him to share this passion of shooting through the orange cones with his monthly skills practices for six years before he left. These monthly practices also went beyond the parking lot to the local streets and freeways.

Not loud pipes, not shiny chrome, not flashing lights, nor fancy paint, Merlo is a firm believer that the safest things you can add to your motorcycle are your riding skills. And an integral part of safe riding includes the awareness of the risks and consequences to the other parts of riding such as riding gear, mental frame of mind, and physical limitations.

As an AMSAF Board Member, Merlo is excited to widen his advocacy for motorcycle safety at the state level.

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Merlo Pile

Merlo Pile

Board Member

Bill Laman

Board Member

Like many others, my experience with motorcycles began with riding dirt bikes as a young boy. Although I have enjoyed dirt bikes, the majority of my 42 years of riding has been on street bikes. Over my life, I have been fortunate to own and ride a wide-variety of makes, models, and styles of motorcycles. As I have gained experience and had the opportunity to participate in rider training, my enjoyment level has increased. Improving my physical and mental motorcycle riding skills has enabled me to safely use a motorcycle as my primary mode of transportation and participate in the motorcycle riding life style. I encourage others to improve their skills and assist with training classes and practice sessions on a regular basis. Becoming involved with the team from AMSAF has allowed me to partner with others who share the desire to improve the safety of our fellow riders, increase awareness of motorcyclists, and provide opportunities for training.

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Bill Laman

Bill Laman

Board Member