Daniel Hatcher (he/they) is originally from Pensacola, Florida and has lived in the state of Texas since 2016. For the last 5 years, Daniel has been working with individuals with substance use issues in the treatment and recovery residence settings. They are currently working as the Program Director of a Recovery Community Organization in Austin, Texas called RecoveryATX. The agency works with individuals experiencing a substance use issues as well as individuals experiencing homelessness.
Daniel has been a fierce grassroots organizer and advocate working with the Recovery Advocacy Project of Texas. They have also worked with the national Recovery Advocacy Project. Daniel strives to be an agent of change in building more recovery ready environments through policy change. They have been a featured speaker and personal narrative coach at the annual Mobilize Recovery event in Las Vegas, Nevada where they empowered other grassroots organizers to use their stories of self to ignite change in their own local communities.
In addition to Daniel’s work within the recovery community, they are committed to reaching out to the LGBTQIA+ communities in an effort to help eliminate homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism. Daniel is a drag artist who performs under the name Sapphyre Monroe-Fillups.
To date, Sapphyre has exclusively performed at charity benefits which donate their proceeds to the betterment of the LGBTQIA+ recovery communities of Texas. Daniel strives to live their life by five core principles; Unconditional Love, Limitless Compassion, Courageous Kindness, Selfless Service, & Absolute Integrity.