From shops to showrooms — past, present, and future — Toyota Untold goes beyond the cars and into the journeys, featuring exclusive stories of drivers, engineers, fans, and experts from the Toyota/Lexus family.
In this episode, we talk to Miguel Jimenez, who runs the largest Supra event in the country. Miguel walks us through what happens at this annual event in Vegas and gives us the scoop on the differences among 1st gen, […]
Last year, devastating wildfires swept California, destroying the community of Paradise, California. Allyn Pierce, a local nurse from Paradise, drove his Toyota Tundra – AKA the Pandra – through the flames several times to help his neighbors and colleagues make […]
This episode is about connectivity – things that connect us and touch our lives. First, we look into autonomous vehicles and how they’re destined to affect us all. Then, we look at an engineering project out of Toyota Motor Manufacturing […]
What do auto parts and whack-a-mole have to do with each other? Turns out, quite a lot. Join Kelsey and Tyler as they learn all about counterfeit parts and Toyota’s brand protection strategy from Joe Cammiso and Teena Bohi, two members of our Brand Protection team, and Jon Ruttencutter of Homeland Security. Bring on the busts, stings, and surveillance…
To celebrate 30 years of Lexus, we are going to take you back to the beginning to tell the story of Lexus straight from the leaders who were around back before Lexus even had a name.
Overlanding is part off-roading, part camping, and all adventure. Join Toyota Untold hosts Kelsey and Tyler as they learn more about overlanding and what makes Toyota and Lexus vehicles popular with overlanding enthusiasts. Featuring interviews with Josh Burns, Toyota Product Communications; Craig Taguchi, Senior Manager of Lexus Communications; and Mark Hawley, founder of Metal Tech 4x4.
As Toyota transforms into a mobility company, our goal is to help create a more inclusive society, particularly when it comes to freedom of movement. Our partnership with the Paralympics is just one more step toward that goal, and we’ve challenged ourselves as a company to develop equipment for para athletes using our technology and engineering. In this episode, we sit down with three incredible Team Toyota Paralympians: David Brown and Jerome Avery, teammates in U.S. Paralympic Track & Field, and Alana Nichols, a five-time Paralympian and three-time gold medalist who has competed in wheelchair basketball and alpine skiing.
We’re continuing our series on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 with two new Team Toyota additions. Sprinter Michael Norman is racing to qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time, while surfer Lakey Peterson hopes to not only compete in the Games, but to be a part of history as surfing makes its Olympic debut.
Welcome back to season two of Toyota Untold! This season, we’re bringing you even more behind-the-scenes looks at Toyota and Lexus. We’re kicking off this season with some inspiring interviews with Team Toyota athletes one year out from the Olympics & Paralympics Games Tokyo 2020. On this episode, we talk to swimmer Simone Manuel, the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming, and skateboarder Jordyn Barratt, who is hoping to make it to Tokyo for the sport’s Olympic debut.
11. Silicon Valley, Toyota-Style: How Toyota Research Institute is Solving Societal Problems (ft. Gill Pratt)
In the automotive industry, the race is always on to be first to market with the product that will not only change the industry, but transform culture itself – and the race is really heating up around autonomous vehicles. That’s one of the main reasons why Toyota invested $1B to start the Toyota Research Institute, or TRI, right in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley.
Executive Speechwriter and Public Relations Analyst
Kelsey Soule is lead executive speechwriter and public relations senior analyst at Toyota Motor North America. In her role, she manages external speaking engagements, writes speeches, produces content and organizes executive media requests. Prior to joining Toyota, she supported internal and external communications for Siemens Power Generation Charlotte and Rolls-Royce Indianapolis. Kelsey is known for her sarcasm, millennial perspective, and for constantly plotting her next international vacation. She is based in Dallas, where she enjoys overpriced boutique fitness and spending time at the Cork Wine Bar reading and learning about wine. Her favorite topics of conversation are her white 2017 Toyota 4Runner and her Westie named Franklin.
Social Media Manager
Tyler Litchenberger is social media manager for Toyota Motor North America’s corporate communications group. When not hosting Toyota Untold, Tyler is busy telling Toyota’s U.S. car and company story through social channels, while monitoring for brand and industry trends. She has a varied background in communications, social media and marketing, with previous positions at Frito-Lay, McDonald’s and Golin PR. Working for these brands has led to incredible opportunities, including launching the All Day Breakfast campaign, giving away a truck to a hero during the California wildfires and convincing franchisees to switch from MySpace to Facebook in 2006. Outside of work, Tyler spends her time being an awesome mom/wife, traveler and pop culture enthusiast.