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Every family needs a mum and dad, and those roles fall to Paul and Sao. This is not out of default; this is because they truly play these roles. Paul is the founder, creator, fearless leader of MCC, while Sao is a strong powerful woman, who stood beside him, supported him, and helped him turn MCC into what it is today. They're helped in their  task by their 4 children, Jasmine, Fern, Holly and Sienbe.Paul, Sao and family, Founder 
Amick has been at MCC longer than most people can remember. Amick’s main research focuses on coral reefs, fish and the impacts of our block structures on the recovery of the archipelago’s biodiversity. His first publication assesses the status of coral reefs and seagrass meadows in the Kep archipelago and highlights the importance of increasing biodiversity through continued monitoring and implementation of key legislation.
Amick Haissoune, Rewilder
Sarah is a marine mammal scientist, focused on the use of interdisciplinary approaches to conserve endangered species. After developing a love for the marine world at a young age, she went on to attain a BSc in Marine Biology from Newcastle University (UK). Since then, Sarah has spent time researching cetaceans in Europe and Asia. In 2017, Sarah joined the MCC team, to launch ‘The Cambodian Marine Mammal Conservation Project’. Here, she works to conserve regional marine mammal species through research, outreach, capacity building and fund seeking.  
Sarah Tubbs, Co-founder and Coordinator of The Cambodian Marine Mammal Conservation Project
Amy joined MCC in 2018 with a passion for marine mammal conservation. Her work focuses on Cambodia’s endangered population of Irrawaddy dolphins, with key interests in behaviour, cognition and awareness. Amy graduated with a first-class degree from the University of Cumbria and has worked on a variety of marine conservation projects, from Hawaii to Montenegro and Costa Rica to South Africa. Through academic publishing, awareness and education, Amy hopes to draw popular attention to the fascinating and important marine mammals inhabiting Cambodia’s coastal waters.
Amy Jones, Project Manager of The Cambodian Marine Mammal Conservation Project
Nang is the medium boat captain. He has been with us since he was 14. He is a truly caring, happy, honest, and loving person making him simply a joy to be around. If Nang isn’t hanging out with the volunteers, you’ll find him relaxing in one of our many hammocks, on one of the boats,  or playing a game of beach volleyball.
Samnang Ry, Captain of the Medium Boat
Phon is a man of few words, do to his limited English, but that doesn’t stop him from getting involved and learning about the volunteers. Even with limited English Phon is easy to communicate with. He is the captain of one of our boats and also likes to help with the maintenance of the other engines on the islandPhon, Captain of the Speed Boat and Head of Construction
Lucy is interested in the interconnectedness of social and ecological systems in coastal environments, marine resource use and management. She is particularly interested in seagrass meadows and the resources and services they provide. Five years ago, she started working on seagrass in Mexico, and since then she has only become more enthused and fascinated by these special plants. Lucy has a MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London, and field experience ranging from the Ecuadorian rainforest to the Indian foothills of the Himalayas and British agricultural land.
Lucy Coals, Project Manager of The Seagrass Conservation Project
Carney is unique, cablable of every job thats thrown his way. He assists every other team member whilst keeping us all amused with crazy stories. Carney was at one time a volunteer, but after telling us his flight was in 2hrs whilst we were having dinner on the island, the only option we had was to offer him a job!
Carney Miller, Maintenance and Research Assistant
Tanguy studied Political Sciences at the University of Toulouse, France. When he's not underwater building artificial reefs he is busy on excel.Tanguy Freneat, Financial Manager and Project Manager of the Articifical Reef Project
Rachana, joined our team after doing a 6 month internship for her major Environmental Science at Pannasastra University of Cambodia. Rachana together with 3 other interns created the “Artificial Reef Team Project” for their final year project. She is now our amazing executive director. Passionate and determined, she is the future MCC leader! 
Rachana Thap, Executive director
Krabi is full of fun and laughter. He ensures the island is in full working order. Any problems and Krabi will fix it.

Krabi, Second Mate and Head of Maintenance
Tim joined our family November 2018. A big lad, with a very big heart, who'll do his very best to transmit his passion, scuba diving!  Tim Reynolds, Dive Instructor 
Tin is Mao's older brother, tasked with looking after the boats. He also has an excellent eye on a dolphin survey.Tintin, First Mate and Maintenance
Mean looks after your water, your power and makes sure the whole island looks beautiful. You will see Mean early always up as the sun rises, and always offering a big smile, the island just wouldnt be the same without him.
Vimean, Maintenance
Mao works hard in the kitchen to provide the whole MCC family with delicious food. She is also on hand to braid your hair, cover your cuts and keep the whole island in line. 
Mao, Chef and Kitchen Master
Chey, our big boat captain, earned the nickname the phantom after rescuing our patrol team. Outnumbered and facing much larger boats, Chey arrived out of the darkness to protect the patrol team chasing of a team of illegal boats single handed. On the ocean he's a force to be reckoned with, on land he's just part of the family, a lovely man with a big heart and a catching giggle.
Chey, Captain of the Big Boat

 
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Get involved & help us protect Kep Archipelago.
Volunteering with MCC will give you the opportunity to have a visible impact and participate real conservation projects. After your training, you will help us look for the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, you will try to find the well-hidden seahorse, you will help us build and deploy anti-trawling structures, you will let your own mark on MCC.
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