MEET THE TEAM
Danielle Cox, BS, HOF 09'
President & CEO/Owner
Danielle is an Alabama native, a philanthropist, an adventurer, and a Florida State University softball Hall of Famer. Danielle holds some impressive records from her time on the FSU diamond. She holds the highest batting record at FSU and the second-most stolen bases in a season, 73, in the NCAA. She was also a first-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American. Danielle went on to play professionally in the National Pro Fastpitch league for 4 years, making the All-Star Team each year.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in sports marketing, Danielle became the Director of Operations for the National Pro Fastpitch as well as the Sports Coordinator for Florida Atlantic University. Prior to starting the company, Danielle was a high-level event producer that contributed to producing world-record-breaking events in South Florida and the Bahamas for over a decade where all the proceeds went back to underserved children.
In 2016, Danielle started DC Elite Productions and began working with more than 100 colleges, universities, and professional and Team USA players. Two years later, she saw the need to produce high-quality showcases in the areas athletes needed most. In 2018, Danielle created Stars Over Alabama and went on to create Stars Over Mississippi in 2019 and Stars Over Georgia in 2021.
Danielle’s goal for DC Elite is to deliver high-level showcases and exposure camps in a competitive setting. Danielle is working to provide resources that empower female athletes, coaches, and their families. Through DC Elite, female athletes can grow in ways that will lead them to success on and off the field.
In addition to her passion for helping female athletes, Danielle has a heart for helping those in need. She has worked with the Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, and the Special Olympics. She is also a member of The Junior League of Birmingham. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.
Lauren Leach, MSN, RN
Vice President & COO
Before joining DC Elite Productions, Lauren had a seasoned career in healthcare working in trauma, surgery, neonatal ICU, child/adolescent psychiatry, home health, hospice, and managed care. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from The University of Arizona and is proud to “bear down” with DC Elite.
In 2020, Lauren partnered with Danielle, merging her healthcare and leadership expertise, leading event athletic safety, supervising athletic trainers, EMTs, and event staff. She coordinates event athletic injury prevention and manages post-event injury status. Additionally, Lauren directs accounting, marketing, hospitality management and overall business and quality operations.
With Lauren’s wealth of knowledge and experience, she is driven to see young athletes achieve their dreams, recognizing the value of physical health and injury prevention, mental health, academics, character, self-worth and long term success. Lauren also has a special interest in community relations and impact alongside Danielle, as well as working with a variety of organizations raising funds for health-related awareness.
Lauren has a heart for serving others, as she grew up with a strong philanthropic family influence. She is a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, has worked with veterans with PTSD, breast cancer research, medical missions, the Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education/Teen Court Case management, Crisis Center Rape Response Advocate Program, The Juvenile Diabetes Association, Magic Moments, and the American Heart Association.
Lauren is an Alabama native. She enjoys traveling, skydiving, cooking, animal rescue and spending time with family and friends.
Romans 5:3-5, 1 Corinthians 10:31
Adrianne Bosworth, MSed, ATC, LAT
Event Hospitality Liaison and Safety Coordinator
Adrianne is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She grew up there along with attending LSU to obtain her Bachelor's of Science degree in Athletic Training. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer by trade since 2015. She has worked with multiple Division 1 softball programs, including LSU, Louisiana Tech University and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
She has a passion for helping others daily. She currently works as the Head Athletic Trainer at a high school in the central Alabama area while also teaching Sports Medicine. Her favorite part of being an Athletic Trainer is seeing an athlete return to their sport after injury. Adrianne is instrumental with the operations of DC Elite Productions including event athletic health and hospitality management.
When she's not involved in sports, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.
Showcase Event Liaison
Krystle played softball at Southern Union State Community College where she broke multiple Alabama pitching records. In 2014, she became a pitching coach and business owner. Krystle works to enhance the DC Elite experience for teams and coaches. She uses a concierge approach prior to the initial registration until the conclusion of each event.
Krystle is an ambassador for the Central Alabama Scoreboard and Softballa Box. She also serves as a coach and softball recruiting coordinator for the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. Krystle enjoys spending time with her family and fur baby, fishing, and art.
Rachel Pendergrass, BS
Showcase Event Liaison
Rachel has a passion for influencing the next generation. As an educator and a multi sport coach Rachel has an ability to connect with the young athletes as they navigate their lives through school and sports. With her degree in Social Science from Athens State University she has a keen understanding of how important it is to foster relationships with teens to help them prepare for their future. As an Alabama native she has had the opportunity to directly influence the future generations within the area over her career, and it is her desire to continue to do so through DC Elite Productions. As a team liaison for DC Elite Productions she provides high quality communication to ensure that every team is proactively prepared for success throughout their showcase experience.
Rachel has always had a competitive spirit that has allowed her to propel her career from an authentic desire to succeed. Rachel believes that she rises only by lifting others up. It is her positive upbeat attitude that allows her to navigate critical situations with decisiveness and poise. Rachel has a desire to make as many positive connections and influences as she can and has found that the softball community feeds her desire to positively impact the young female athletes in a way that makes the future look bright!
Rachel enjoys a high action work environment and pursues passion projects like working with the Youth Advocacy Program, and animal rescue! Her pup Willow is a rescued Olde English Bulldog that is along for the ride whenever possible! Rachel and her husband also enjoy traveling, thrifting, adventuring through historical museums, and collecting sports memorabilia.