Pheakdey Yon heads the team in Footprint’s first café, in Siem Reap, bringing with him over a decade’s worth of experience in the service industry. A graduate of Siem Reap’s prestigious Paul Dubrule school of hospitality and tourism, he has worked in a variety of service industry settings from hip, bustling cafes to refined restaurants focused on Royal Khmer cuisine. In 2013 Pheakdey & Georgina met as part of the founding team of New Leaf Book Café, a social enterprise café focused on community empowerment. Here Pheakdey’s obvious skills and talents led to his quick promotion to café manager. Pheakdey left the service sector briefly in 2014 to become Vice President of One Step One Life a new Australian charity focused on changing the lives of young Cambodians for the better. Since 2016 Pheakdey has worked in parallel but separately for both the charity and Footprint Cafes utilising his expertise in the development and service sectors. Pheakdey’s big dream is to work in environmental conservation.