Meet The Elephants!
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Local Board of Directors
ELIE is a local registered Cambodian NGO, this means we are governed by a local board.
Mr. Koy Veasna
Board Director – Lawyer
Mr. Cheng Sophal
Deputy Board Director – From ICC
Mr. Chhum Sakhorn
Board Member – From ICSO
Mr. Touch Shina
Board Member – Gov. Education Department
Mr. Kong Am
Board Member – From MVI
Our team is spear headed by these three workaholics, who have been here forever and keep the entire show running 24/7 – 365 days a year!
Khun Diyon – ELIE Director
Jack Highwood – Founder and ELIE Deputy Director
Chhaeul Plouk- EVP Co-Founder, Head Mahout and Bunong Staff Manager
Jemma Bullock – ELIE Program Manager
The skilled ELIE office staff that keep the whole machine well oiled and running!
Gheam Phounda – Finance Officer
Khiev Maly – Finance Assistant
Maryna Yorn – Administrative Officer
Thim – Cleaner
Our staff that oversees our community health and development programs in the local villages.
Sareth Srev – Community Program Officer
The core of EVP and the people you will interact with most when you come for a visit!
Chris Iverson – Project Manager
Chhat Pounlok – Project Assistant Manger
Joel Roberts – Forest and Elephant Interpreter
Kherl Touern – Head Forest and Elephant Guide
Plil Tonh – Forest and Elephant Guide
Sach Bros – Forest and Elephant Guide
Guusje Jaspers – Volunteer Coordinator
Soel Phouk – Volunteer Assistant & Forest Guide
The staff at the Ecotourism Hub in Sen Monorom, handling the behind the scenes nerdy stuff that keeps EVP functioning and relevant and of course all your cake and coffee needs!
Shalee Crandall – Ecotourism and Communications Coordinator
Troung Nan – Cafe Supervisor
Chru Srey Tsi – Cafe Assistant
Vet and Research Team
The staff that keeps elephants healthy and happy at EVP, and provide support for elephants and their owners across Mondulkiri Province!
Yel Chan – Elephant Researcher and Vet Assistant
Cheng Heir – Counterpart Veterinarian from Ministry of Agriculture
Our skilled professional elephant caretakers, these individuals are the core of our sanctuary and have a deep conneciton with each elephant.
Chhaeul Plouk – Head Mahout – Bunong Manager – EVP Co-founder
With our main group of eles, and an every expanding herd coming in for rest and recuperation, we now have an awesome team of core mahouts and are training new guys each year. The team is now 16 strong:
Mahouts: Chroed Da, Sraeum Noeun, Yel Yan, Sraeum Yel, Sak Pros, Pyer Sophea, Om Sophorl, Mre Thil, Dav Sroun, Chheol Thouk, Ne Soch, Phrach Den, Blav Thouen, Chroeb Vy, Pluk Nek, Krat Mlo.
In partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society, the rangers and community work together on forest protection and outreach programs.
Chhat Pounlok – Project Assistant Manager
Government and Community Forest Rangers
We could not keep the EVP running without these hardworking wonderful ladies. Often with children in two these girls keep things shiny for visitors!
Soel Pjouk – Head Cleaner
Cleaners – Yin Chantear, Chroeb Thy, Yan Rai, Soel Nhouk, Marouen Molida, Soel Book, Noeun Niem, Prach Yoy
The true heroes of the EVP for many, the talented kitchen staff who deliver culinary miracles day in and day out!
Chray Keahun – Head Cook
Cooks – Saron Krak, Chenda Phorn, Sareth Ngeth, Sareth Sok, Soel Bhouk
A motley crew we refer to as “Da Boys”; these guys keep EVP and ELIE standing. Our maintenance staff, gardeners, driver, and all around handymen!
Day Boys: Chroeb Pha, Pjean Pli, Pjean Reat, Tan Somrech, Touc Sovandy, Reat Ngav, Pye Chhut, Preal Rakaim
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