Alan Hostetter is the founder of The American Phoenix Project
Prior to the threat of Covid-19 Alan had been peacefully and quietly teaching yoga and meditation classes, along with offering sound therapy events in his community in Orange County, California.
Prior to Alan’s entry into the “healing arts” he had given 35 years of his life to public service as an Army Infantryman, local law enforcement officer, and private investigator conducting personnel investigations for public sector agencies. Alan holds a master’s degree in public administration.
Alan is also a husband, a father and a grandfather. When the Covid-19 threat appeared on the horizon, Alan’s unique skill set gave him the ability to understand quickly there was something much more complex than a response to a simple virus taking place.
Limitation of freedoms as yet none of the Covid-19 related statistics seemed to justify this.
Eventually, as we moved into the lock-down phase of the threat, Alan just as we all did, began to witness one executive order after another limiting our freedoms. These orders were being issued by petty tyrants at both the local and state levels. Alan watched as our America turned into a dictatorship almost overnight. These dictators had a variety of political and personal agendas that exacerbated the crisis. Yet none of the Covid-19 related statistics seemed to justify this.
Finally, Alan had seen enough and decided to fight back. He organized weekly protests involving thousands in his community of San Clemente, CA.
He continued working with others in his newly formed group to educate the public through social media posts. He organized a re-opening of small businesses in his community in spite of Governor Gavin Newsom's lock-down orders continuing indefinitely. Most importantly, through this process Alan made many new, passionate, dedicated friends and allies of like mind. These new friends continue to come and this movement continues to grow.