Our Staff

Trailblazer Foundation


Program Manager,

Economic Development

Mr. Nou Socheat

Health Program Assistant 

Mr. Se Den

Health Program Assistant

Jeni was a resident of Jackson Hole, Wyoming for more than twenty years. During those two decades, she developed and launched Mike Atkins Teaching Ministry International. Jeni also helped develop and manage the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading program, serving up to 250 participants during her eleven years there. In 2011, She re-joined the staff at First Baptist Church, as administrative assistant and webmaster.

Also, Jeni had the privilege of home schooling her children through high school, and served as the HOW Teton County Contact and TEACH Coordinator for 12 years. She continues to encourage home school families, and stays involved in protecting parental rights.

Jeni joined Trailblazer Foundation's staff in 2006.  Jeni now resides in Molalla, Oregon (USA), and is the anchor to Trailblazer's US operations. 

Chris Coats’ resume is quite ‘colorful’. Before working as an community development volunteer in numerous countries around the world, her employment included serving as Administrative Assistant to a Superintendent of Schools, Deputy Clerk of a District Court, Hunting Guide, Orthodontic Assistant, and Office Manager for a Private Investigator.

Chris started her community service related work during high school, volunteering on a reconstruction project in Appalachia, and mission work in Mexico. For a number of years, she served as a youth group leader, Sunday school teacher, and summer camp counselor. During most of the 1980's, Chris was a foster parent for twenty children.  

In 2001, Chris started volunteering on a variety of international projects, in Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand, Kosovo, Estonia, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Through her experiences, she learned that a grassroots approach empowered the people she was helping, and a hands-on participatory practice was the most effective way to ensure success and sustainability of any project. These experiences led to Chris co-founding Trailblazer Foundation in 2004. Chris resides in Fort Collins, Colorado (USA).

MS. Kong Sokun

General Assistant

Trailblazer Angkor

Trailblazer Foundation has four staff, working in both Cambodia and the United States. Our three staff in the U.S. work remotely in Colorado, California and Oregon. Our Cambodia-based staff person is located in Siem Reap, the largest town in the province of the same name, where we conduct our rural community development work. Also, our Cambodia affiliate, Trailblazer Angkor, has eleven staff who implement Trailblazer's four programs.

In 2010, Tom started what is the third and final act of his professional career, by shifting his focus to an international context, and by shifting his advocacy work from conserving natural communities in the U.S. Northern Rockies to sustaining human communities in developing countries throughout the world.

Tom’s first two professional acts included being an educator and mentor to young adults (including economically disadvantaged and at-risk youths), and a nonprofit executive for regional environmental conservation organizations. Both focused on his desire to serve as an agent of social change.

During the past six years, Tom has served as the Executive Director of International League of Conservation Photographers, and Chief Operating Officer for PCI Media Impact. Tom also served as a fundraising and communications consultant to nonprofits and social enterprises in the areas of economic development, poverty alleviation, livelihoods, education, environmental conservation, health, human rights, renewable energy, sustainable community development, and women’s empowerment.

​Tom joined the Trailblazer Foundation staff in September, 2015. Tom lives in Santa Cruz, California (USA).

Mr. Tab Chhey

Health Program Assistant

Trailblazer Foundation

MR. keo vichit

Health Senior Program Assistant

MR. HOR Suyheng

Health Program Assistant


Office manager

Caitlin brings to Trailblazer Foundation three years of work experience in Siem Reap, as a project coordinator for two international development projects. Most recently, she served as Program Manager for an education organization in Ethiopia. Specific to her time in Siem Reap, Caitlin helped establish a non-profit social enterprise for The Bridge of Life School, as well as managed all projects and staff in the South East Asia region for Travellers Worldwide (a volunteer recruitment and placement program).

Earlier in her career, Caitlin taught English to underprivileged children in Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh, and then assisted with building a school on the outskirts of the city (where she developed a curriculum, recruited and managed the volunteers, and led fundraising efforts for the new school).

Caitlin received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2008, from Swansea University in the United Kingdom. From her years working in Cambodia, she has a working knowledge of the native language, Khmer – which, no doubt, will come in handy in her new position with Trailblazer. Caitlin joined TF’s staff in August, 2016. She lives in Siem Reap.



MR. SOk samnangE

​Health Program Manager