Creátre is a non-profit organization established on Christian principles that uses the arts for the purpose of outreach, skill training and to display leadership in the community. Creátre was established in 2005 under the leadership of A.D Daisley. Currently Creátre has provided several programs to youth and individuals with disabilities in partnership with several organizations including the City of Orlando, Disney, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, and Wake-Up Mentoring.
Originally from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, A.D Daisley graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies and a Minor in Youth Ministry. He obtained his Master's Degree in Liberal Studies from The University of Central Florida, and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Currently he provides Behavior Therapy to individuals with developmental disabilities through his agency Alternative Outcomes (www.alternativeoutcomes.net).
A.D has had the opportunity to work with youth and adults in a variety of outreach settings including schools, churches, jails, and community centers. As a Barber in Atlanta, he also provided haircuts as a volunteer with the "Hosea Feed The Hungry" yearly. In addition, he also served in a number of leadership roles at various churches in Georgia and Florida. His current work with the developmentally disabled has given him a broad base for understanding people of different backgrounds and capabilities.
Moving from St.Vincent to Atlanta Georgia, then to Orlando Florida, A.D learned to adjust to different cultures. Through being introduced to the arts, he also began to see how its various forms could be used as a effective tool to communicate with others. A.D's passion for the arts began as a pre-teen when he would spend lots of time drawing sketches. As a teenager, this creativity extended to him exploring his barbering skills where he would often attempt to "fix" his bad haircuts. Later, being introduced to Hip-Hop music culture, A.D began to compose and perform his lyrics as a means of ministry and creative expression. Though he had no formal music lessons as a youth, his desire to learn the guitar and djembe led him to purchase those instruments and learn from whomever he could. A.D was the only one sibling that did not receive music training as a youth. Ironically, while all of his siblings have abandoned music, A.D turned out to be the only one actively involved in creating music! What began as a desire for personal fulfillment has now become a desire to impact his community.