Welcome to Tackle What's Next, the premier community and support team for athletes transitioning from sport to what’s next. We recreate a sense of team and camaraderie for athletes like you to find your purpose and create impact in life after the game. 

We build a game plan to prioritize YOU in what's next.
Check Out Our Open Positions


Founder & CEO | Event Management Consultant | Athlete Career Development | Speaker | Podcast Host 

Danielle Berman has dedicated her career to helping athletes understand their full potential. She works to provide athletes with resources and a community to help them succeed in all aspects of their lives. Her focus on the athlete as an individual rather than a cog in the sports industry machine has helped her create unique opportunities and impact in the sports space.

She has worked in events for 8 years, ranging from large conferences, galas, 5K runs, dinners, weddings, roundtables, board meetings, and networking events. She's been supporting virtual events regularly on Zoom, Airmeet, Clubhouse and similar platforms for audiences ranging from 30- 3000 people. 

From coordinating logistics on the event platform, creating agendas and run of shows, sending invites to speakers/panelists and attendees, as well as managing the event during, including managing Q&A, chat comments, and any tech issues with speakers/attendees that may arise.

Danielle has worked primarily with athletes, both current and retired, for nearly a decade and is passionate about helping them achieve their goals outside of sport. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Public Communications. Danielle earned her Sports Philanthropy Certificate from George Washington University. She is based in Washington, D.C. and uses her experience working with athletes to support the next generation of leaders, advocates and creatives find their purpose after sports.

Hire Danielle for you next event


Olivia Peters

Marketing & Events Manager

Olivia supports Tackle What’s Next with marketing, events, partnership research, and administrative tasks. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Sport Industry Management at Georgetown University and recently graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor's degree in Sport Management. At UD, Olivia was an operations intern for the football team and gained experience in alumnae relations for the UD athletic department. She was also a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and served as the alumnae relations coordinator. Olivia hopes to work within the nonprofit and community relations or athlete development sector of sport. 


Ashley Perez

Content Director

Ashley creats graphics to promote TWN and engage with partners. She is a retired international basketball player turned teacher who is passionate about supporting student-athletes in their transition to what's next after sports. She played basketball and graduated from James Madison University in 2016 earning a degree in Communication Studies, concentrating in Public Relations, and again in 2019 with her Masters Degree in Sport and Recreation Leadership. Ashley has experience as operational staff and assistant coach at the collegiate level, working in the nonprofit sector and managing social media.


Alexa Schlitt

Social Impact & Development Intern

Alexa supports the social impact side of events and series. She works on the equity series, finds new ways to engage in social responsibility, and helps connect with the community. Alexa grew up in LA playing basketball, volleyball, and track and field. She is an incoming junior at Syracuse University, majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Political Science. Alexa was VP of community relations for the Sport Management Club and is currently Donations Committee Co-Chair for the Sport Management Club's 2022 Sports Charity Auction.

She has experience in policy and interest group research and is currently working on research surrounding athlete exploitation and the ethicality of the NCAA and NBA, working to find ways for leagues and teams to holistically represent their athletes and the communities they come from.


Jacob Taboh

Client and Marketing Management Intern

Jacob is a sophomore at Syracuse University, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management with a minor in Sport Analytics. He is also working at school as an aquatics supervisor and is a member of the sports law club, sports marketing and media club, and sport management club. Jacob grew up in Pleasantville, New York where he played baseball, basketball, soccer and swam for most of his life. In the future, he is looking to work with players through a sports agency or pursue sports law in order to assist whoever he works for in their goals. With TWN, he currently focuses on client engagement and marketing. He has assisted in preparing for events like My Career Assist, Timeout, and Prioritize YOU so far and will continue to work on more in the future!


Sydney Orszulak

TWN Associate

At TWN, Sydney supports marketing and engagement efforts. Sydney grew up playing ice hockey in Connecticut. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Sport Management at Syracuse University. She is an upcoming junior with a minor in sociology. At Syracuse, Sydney is VP of Community Service for the Sport Management club and is the Fundraising and Community Outreach Chair for the Women in Sports & Events Club. She is also an intern in the Athletic Communications office at Syracuse. Sydney hopes to work within the community relations and nonprofit sector of the sport industry after school.


Liana Wong-Wright

Marketing & Communications Intern

Liana is a senior at Syracuse University pursuing a degree in sport management. She grew up in New York City playing varsity and club volleyball in addition to running track and field. As a social media marketing/communications intern here at TWN, Liana helps run our various social media accounts, draft newsletters, engage with guest speakers and more. At Syracuse, Liana is the Student Association Communications Director and a member of the Sport Professionals of Color Club. In the future, Liana hopes to work for a professional sports team in the communications/public relations department.



Check out the opportunities we have to join our team at TWN and support our mission to change the narrative for athletes in life after the game!

Fall 2022 TWN Capstone Associate (Full Time, College Credit Required)
Fall 2022 TWN Associate (Part Time)