Our Team

Who We Are & What We Do

Our team is deeply passionate about catalyzing real and positive change in our communities. Prior to D1on1, our team was individually helping college athletes tell their stories – but we joined forces because we realized that we are stronger together. Learn more about our individual stories and roles below.

Our Team

Andrew Cooper

Founder

Erin Haar

Photographer

Kyler Little

Head of Technology

& Scrum Master

Maleah Pearson

Co-Head of

Content

Annie Boos

Video Producer

& Editor

Kelis Barton

Co-Head of

Content


Andrew Cooper

A Division I College Athlete at the University of California, Berkeley - Andrew is a distance runner on the track and cross country team and a Master’s student studying the intersection of sports, society, and education. He also enjoys tutoring college athletes, volunteering in his community, and hanging out with dogs.

Andrew founded D1on1 because he believes that college athletes are some of the most inspiring people and that they deserve a platform to have their stories told. He hopes to help college athletes tell their stories through authentic interviews and articles.

Andrew was elected as the the President of SAAC at Washington State University where he represented the voice of all WSU athletes. During his SAAC tenure, Andrew worked with policy makers and athletic directors across the country by serving on multiple University and Pac-12 committees to advocate for the best interests of college athletes. Andrew is also an outspoken mental health advocate, launching the 3 for 3 Burpee Challenge, a viral mental health awareness campaign, in partnership with the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation.


Erin Haar

Erin Haar is a junior at the University of California, Berkeley pursuing a degree in American Studies with a minor in Journalism. Her creativity extends to many aspects of the media landscape, especially in her current roles as a Video Intern for Cal Athletics and a writer for the Daily Californian. In the past, she has worked as a photojournalist for the Daily Californian and she continues to produce creative photographs for her personal brand, leading her to become a published portrait photographer.

Erin hopes to use her artistic abilities to empower college athletes by giving them the platform to share their experiences through visual storytelling. Allowing those in the athletic community the access to break down stereotypes and establish new perceptions in creative ways motivates her to join this team.


Kyler Little

Kyler Little is currently a software engineer at Tableau Software after recently graduating top of his class with a B.S. in Computer Science from Washington State University. While at WSU, Kyler ran cross country & track as a college athlete, performed undergraduate research in the Nonlinear Optics Research Group, directed several hackathons — including the first-ever collegiate hackathon held in the Seattle Space Needle, tutored computer science & mathematics, and studied sustainable development for a summer at La Católica in Peru.

Kyler has always been motivated by a gnawing drive to understand & experience the world and its unfathomably complex set of people, cultures, and ideas. He's always loved bridging the gaps between people and complex technical subjects. Recently, that motivation has transformed into bridging gaps between people. As a former collegiate athlete, Kyler sees an enormous gap between college athletes' lives and the perception of their lives by other college athletes. With D1on1, Kyler hopes to unify college athletes by sharing their stories with each other.


Maleah Pearson

Maleah Pearson is a junior at Cal and plans to graduate in May of 2021 with a BA in Media Studies. After graduation, Maleah aspires to pursue a career in digital marketing and creative services in the field of sports. Maleah was a Division I gymnast for the University of California for two years until medically retiring. She is still on the gymnastics team as a student coach and social media producer for @calwgym. Along with contributing to the team, she also works for Cal Athletics in the video production and digital marketing departments.

With D1on1, Maleah aspires to showcase athletes for not only their athletic abilities, but also their personalities. She truly believes in D1on1's mission and wants to contribute to a platform that she wishes she had when she was an athlete.


Annie Boos

Annie Boos is a Division I track and cross country runner at the University of California, Berkeley, pursuing a double major in Political Science and Media Studies. As a formal member of Berkeley’s student public interest activist group, Annie enjoys collaborating with students individually and collectively to create a better atmosphere on campus.

As a student athlete, Annie has learned that athletes’ performances are reflected by their background, relationships, mentality, and hardships. While these aspects are easily forgotten, Annie aims to highlight athlete’s backgrounds through media in hopes of sharing their story beyond the game.


Kelis Barton

Kelis Barton, out of Renton, Washington, is a current junior soccer player at Washington State University. She enrolled a semester early at WSU in order to start training with the team and get ahead on school. She is now a certified undergrad majoring in Multimedia Journalism, with a minor in Psychology. Kelis currently is a social media intern for WSU’s athletic department. While she has aspirations to continue her soccer career professionally she also aspires to work within the media content / creative services department for college athletics or the NBA. Kelis is the director of communications for WSU’s SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) where she mainly coordinates all the social media for their SAAC, and helps communicate events and advertising for the department.

Kelis’ passion within writing and story-telling has drawn her to work with D1on1. Her experiences as a bi-racial student-athlete have pushed her to become an advocate for many things on WSU’s campus-such as the black student community, mental health awareness, and educating staff. She has worked on many profiles of other student-athletes and is hoping to continue that skill through D1on1, by helping athletes feel comfortable writing and having their stories written and told. Kelis believes everyone’s story deserves to be heard and told in the way that they want it to be displayed, and being a part of a process that displays "more than an athlete" at its finest is so special to her.