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ABOUT TWN

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.

THE TEAM

Danielle Berman

Founder & CEO

Danielle has dedicated her career to helping athletes understand their potential. Her focus on the athlete as an individual rather than a cog in the sports industry machine has created unique opportunities and impact in the sports space.

She 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.

Danielle works with nonprofits in various sectors, and aims to educate athletes and nonprofits on how to work together to create social impact. 

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Olivia Peters

Marketing & Events Manager

Olivia supports Tackle What’s Next with marketing, events, partnership research, and administrative tasks. She is currently a graduate student at Georgetown University and recently graduated from the University of Delaware majoring in Sport Management. She has experience in alumnae relations for the UD athletic department as well as operations for the UD football team. She hopes to work in the nonprofit and community relations sector of sport as well as athlete development. Olivia also grew up playing basketball and volleyball.

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Kalli Scherlis

Head of Content

Kalli is the creator of all our digital content at Tackle What's Next. From event materials to social media graphics to videos, Kalli helps amplify our message and create a platform for athletes to share their journeys in life outside of sports. 

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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.

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Abby Collins

Social Media & Marketing Summer Intern

Abby supports Tackle What’s Next with marketing and social media content. She is a Business Analytics graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she also earned her undergraduate degree in Sport Management and a minor in Psychology.

 Abby is a current Women’s Track & Field scholarship student-athlete and captain at UMass, where she competes in the 60m, 100m, and 200m. In the future, she hopes to work with athletes like herself to provide direction and support in their collegiate and professional careers.

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Luca Giacobbe

Communications & Strategic Planning Intern

Luca is a rising senior at Syracuse University pursuing a degree in Sport Management with a minor in Public Communications. Luca is an active and passionate member of the SU Sport Management Club, where he leads the club's 17th Annual Charity Sports Auction as an auction co-chair. He also has experience working gameday operations for the Canisius College athletic department. Luca aspires to have a career in sports PR to help athletes effectively share their stories.

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Bryn Caren

Communications & Social Media Intern

This coming academic year Bryn will be a rising senior at The George Washington University in the School of Business concentrating in Sport Management with a minor in Sustainability. In the past, Bryn has served on the executive board for the GW Sports Business Association as a Social Media Officer. In her free time, Bryn enjoys playing tennis and has played on GWU’s Club Tennis Team, having served as the team's Member Engagement Correspondent. Last summer, Bryn gained experience as an intern with the Sports Philanthropy Network.

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Jake Weintraub

Legal & Marketing Intern

Jake is a rising Senior at The George Washington University, double-majoring in Psychology and Business Administration. With TWN, Jake provides support with legal tasks, content creation and marketing. He also has experience in data analytics, event operations, market research, social media and sports philanthropy. With past and future leadership positions with GW’s Sports Business Association, he is very passionate about the business and legal sides of the sports industry. In his path along his professional journey, Jake has work experience with the MLB Players Association and the NFL, among others. Jake has been playing baseball and basketball since grade school, and continues to compete on GW’s club baseball team.

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