Our Founder

Our Founder

Brett Hand Accepting Award with Family and Friends

Brett Hand began his journey with Eastern alternative medicine and practices in the early 1990’s. At the time, Brett was an avid martial artist. When Brett experienced Reiki in 2014, his life was changed forever. Since that day, he took classes and eventually become a master in Reiki. Brett uses Reiki to help heal people in the Big Bear Valley. Brett saw a severe need in the Big Bear Valley for alternative healing in the Big Bear Community. The community has many disadvantaged people. Family’s can be high-stress environments for children. With low income, parent’s cannot afford to pay for extra-curricular activities. Brett’s dream has been to create a place where children can come and do something constructive or escape turmoil at home. Brett started the Emerald Phoenix for disadvantaged children. He is teaching courses on Reiki, Martial Arts, Guided Meditation, and arts and crafts.