We are currently recruiting! Do you have a passion for cycling, guiding and speaking in English? Can you see yourself becoming a tour guide, working in the community, and joining our team?
If so, email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call our office directly: 012 542 019 to express your interest!
Kanha, Managing Director
Hello everyone! I am Kanha, I was born in Pursat province but my family moved to live in Battambang when I was young. Now I work as the Managing Director at Soksabike during the week. I’m very happy that I have the chance to work with Soksabike because I learn so many things from them. I like cycling, and when I have free time me and my team always ride our bicycles to Battambang Airport because it is such a relaxing place.
Phalla, Guide Training and Maintenance Supervisor, Freelance Guide
My name is Chhoy Phalla, I come from Paysvay village, Takream commune, Banan district, Battambang Province. But I now stay with my aunt who owns a house in Battambang city in order to continue my study at University. I study two majors, one is Human Resource Management that just finished a month ago at University of Management and Economics (UME) and another one is English Literature in year-four, semester one at Preah Sihanouk Raja BuddhistUniversity of Battambang Branch. Besides studying, I work for Soksabike as a senior guide so that I can practice my English with native speakers. I really like learning English, especially speaking and listening. In short, I love my job!
Mony, Marketing and Product Development Specialist, Freelance Guide
Hello! My name is Simony, everyone called me Mony. I am the third son of the four siblings in my family. I live with my family in Battambang. I start working for Soksabike in 2014. I am one of the tour guides at Soksabike. Before working here, I used to work as an English teacher. I am graduated in 2013 from Buddhist University in Battambang. My Major is Khmer Literature. I do like working here with the team. We are a good team which is working very well together. Since I have worked here, I get very good time and experience. I have been sent to join workshop and new program with Soksabike’s partners to get experience exchange. I have met a lot people from all over the world, exchange experience, knowledge and learning about the differences of the culture. I really love working with Soksabike so much.
Pum, Lead Tour Guide
Hello ! My name is Pum. I was born in 1998. I come from countryside of Battambang. After I graduated from high school, I moved to city of Battambang to study at the Universality of Management and Economics (UME) . At first time it seemed quite hard for me to live and study here because I needed to pay for school and rent a house, but after Soksabike gave me an opportunity to work with them, I've gotten a lot of benefit. They also provided me with a scholarship for study at university and to improve my English as well. I really love working with Soksabike and sharing what I have learn to another people.
Maureen Wyse, Strategic Advisor and Advisory Board Chair
Maureen worked in Battambang with the Soksabike team from 2017 - 2018 leading the transition from Soksabike's original expat founders to the current local ownership and management team. She has experience in Event Management as well as extensive international experience. Maureen is now attending George Washington University in Washington D.C. USA for a Masters in Tourism Administration focused on Sustainable Development. Maureen is regularly working with the Soksabike leadership to help ensure Soksabike maintains its position as the top bike tour operator in Battambang!
Jose Angel Rivera Perez and Marc Adamson, Feel Good Coffee
Jose studied Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional management in San Francisco USA in 1982. Worked in the management team for Hyatt and Marriott Corporations in California, USA. Jose left this field to develop a school healthy food service program for Santa Monica and Malibu school district. In 1998 Jose immigrated to NZ to spend the next 15 years building a coffee roasting and café chain. Upon the sale of these businesses in 2012 Jose moved to Cambodia and co found Feel Good Coffee, a group of 10 hospitality businesses that have been transitioned into Cambodian management and ownership. Jose continues to work in a consultancy capacity for FGC and several other hospitality projects in the Kingdom.
Marc studied accountancy in New Zealand before becoming involved in the specialty coffee movement in Auckland. After establishing a successful coffee brand and 4 cafes in partnership with others, Marc joined Jose in their own brand and café chain Icoco Coffee. Over the next 15 years he and Jose started and maintained 6 successful cafes and a coffee roasting business. At the sale of these Marc relocated to Cambodia to co found FGC a social enterprise based in hospitality. As at 2018 FGC owns or is partnered in 10 businesses and all are being transitioned to Cambodian management and/or ownership. Marc continues to act as advisor to FGC managers and owners in Phnom Penh and Battambang.
Ian Jones, Agile Development Group
Ian is an enterprise development and design thinking specialist with extensive experience creating and advising ‘for purpose’ businesses – values based enterprises that actively seek to generate social and environmental impact together with financial sustainability. After a career in international business, Ian began his social enterprise experience developing businesses and pathways for the employment of people with mental illness with a view to enhance the business bottom line. After moving to Cambodia he designed and built one of Phnom Penh’s only disability accessible hotels and is now creating accessible transport with disability friendly tuk tuks.
Amy McLoughlin, Ayana Journeys
Amy has a decade-long, varied background in responsible tourism, with hands-on experience in the UK, India, Malaysia, and Cambodia. She has led sustainability campaigns that have received international recognition, such as the World Responsible Tourism Awards and WTTC's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. To date she has assessed hundreds of tourism organisations, most recently many across Asia through her role as the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards Manager. She is also the Co-Founder of Ayana Journeys, an educational travel specialist in Cambodia - a ChildSafe Certified and Global Youth Travel Awards recognised ethical tour operator. She is passionate about and a specialist in the areas of tourism for community development, responsible alternatives to voluntourism, and travel in protected landscapes. She has regional experience since 2011, and has called Cambodia her home since 2013.
Jake Stalker, Grasshopper Adventures
Jake has been living in Cambodia for the past 5 years working across various sectors. Having founded 1step1life, an NGO dedicated to providing university scholarships to Khmer students, Jake spent the first two years in Cambodia working on developing the local Khmer team and a group of dedicated volunteers in Australia for the NGO to become self-sufficient. Having then worked as the initial manager of Footprint Café, Jake was responsible for the initial 12 months of the project before handing over to the local team as part of the sustainable goals of the café. Jake's current role is as the Country Manager for Grasshopper Adventures where he sees his position as the perfect opportunity to mix profitable business, social good, and transformative experience for his customers. Having completed a degree in Psychology along the way, Jake has a deep passion for working with Khmer people to develop them into the future leaders of Cambodia and the world.