Meet the Basketeers
The original Three Basketeers, Luke, Daniel and Brett, are young men on the autism spectrum. As they were aging out of the school system, they and their parents joined forces with a vocational coach to develop a business that would showcase their skills and provide meaningful work for them. Our Basketeers have MANY strengths such as artistic ability, organizational skills, and attention to detail, which are the perfect fit for our business.
Our mission is twofold: To provide our customers with unique gifts curated by our Basketeers to show love when words aren't enough, and to provide meaningful work for our Basketeers and business partners who also employ adults with developmental disabilities. We hope to grow to be a major employer of people with special needs in the Atlanta area.
Co-founder Basketeer Luke is our '"artist in residence" whose fun designs grace many of our products, from the charming house on our Welcome Home notecards to the Gator Chef on our cutting boards to the festive clown on our Happy Birthday Cards. Luke loves swimming, traveling, hiking and playing basketball in his free time.
Co-founder Basketeer Daniel enjoys telling everyone about our products as our spokesperson. He has started his own voice-over company, Vivid Vocals VO, and you can hear a sample of his talent if you call us on the phone. Daniel graduated from Georgia Cyber Academy in 2018 and is a big fan of LSU football and Louisiana cooking.
Co-founder Basketeer Brett is the artist behind the Heart Wreath design on many of our products. He loves making Custom Tile Picture Frames because spelling has always been his favorite, and he works to make our gift baskets picture perfect. Brett also enjoys sports on the lake such as swimming, tubing, paddle boarding, and jet skiing.
Basketeer Kyle is a great addition to the team! He loves drawing, painting, glass fusion and doing anything creative. He also loves order and routine. In his free time, Kyle enjoys tending his vegetable garden, woodworking and car repair with his dad, and assisting in the planning and preparing of the family meals with his mom.
Basketeer Luke A is a happy, gentle, kind, compassionate and fun-loving young man with Down Syndrome, who loves expressing himself through music and performing for an audience. Luke attends a vocational training program through the Forsyth County Schools, with expected completion in May 2023. His dream is to one day become a tour guide in the amusement park industry!
Basketeer Ellie is a super senior at Alpharetta High School. She loves school, and her favorite class is Chorus because she loves to sing. Outside of school, she enjoys jumping on the trampoline, face-timing friends and family, and helping her mom in the kitchen. She is excited to be a part of Three Basketeers because she loves meeting new people and having fun making the baskets.
Basketeer Mark is a 25 year old nonverbal autistic. He attends Creative Enterprises day program. Mark loves the Braves, his golden retriever Good Boy Reese, bowling, golf, boating, and hanging out with his friends. He is the best Uncle ever to Blair and Audrey. Mark likes working with Ms. Roni at Three Basketeers.