Dr Lynne Miller
Lynne Miller is a Doctor of Psychology with a background in Social and Market Research. She is the founder and Managing Director of Sumalee Boxing Gym and is responsible for the overall running and strategic management of the business. Originally from Newbridge in Wales, Lynne has over 30 years experience in a Management role. She started her career as a Research Scientist working for a major multi-national company. From there she opened her own Social and Market Research agency, Miller Associates Ltd. As Managing Director, she directed projects for a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors.
Lynne had been visiting Thailand with her family regularly for over a decade before relocating to Phuket with her daughter, Rhian, in 2009. Lynne has previous experience of managing one of the most popular Muay Thai camps in Thailand and was joint owner/manager of Saenchai Sor. Kingstar (Saenchai P.K. Saenchai Muay Thai Gym) for a year. Outside of the business Lynne enjoys Yoga, reading, the countryside and travelling. Since living in Thailand Lynne has been learning to speak Thai and has now reached an intermediate level.
Rhian Miller is from originally from Hampshire in the UK and is Operations Manager at Sumalee Boxing Gym. Rhian moved to Phuket in 2009 with her mother, Lynne Miller, and quickly became fluent in both spoken and written Thai language.
Rhian’s understanding of Thai culture played a pivotal role in the development and growth of the gym and she continues to assist in all aspects of operations. In her current role as Restaurant Manager at the Ringside Restaurant she has developed a healthy and nutritious menu, which is popular with both our students and the local community. In her spare time Rhian enjoys dining, cooking and practicing Yoga.
Gunn joined Team Sumalee in early 2016 in the role of Marketing Director. Although he has lived in Hampshire in the UK for most of his life, Gunn is originally of Thai descent and is fluent in both spoken and written Thai.
After completing his A Levels he worked in community services for a number of years before relocating to Phuket. Gunn began training Muay Thai in 2012 and has one Boxing bout and two K1 bouts in England. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, training Muay Thai and playing video games.
Sun is originally from the Phang Nga province of Thailand and is our Office Manager. Prior to joining our team in 2014, Sun worked in the Sports and Recreation Department of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa for over 11 years.
His wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and near perfect spoken English have made him an invaluable member of the team. Sun’s responsibilities include a wide range of administrative tasks and overseeing maintenance of the camp. In his spare time, Sun is a keen fisherman and enjoys dining.
Customer Liaison Manager
Although born in Nakhon Ratchasima in the North East of Thailand, Som moved to the UK when he was 15. He speaks fluent Thai and English. After several years working in customer relationship roles in the UK, he has joined us as Customer Liaison Manager.
His role is to ensure our customers are getting the best possible experience during their stay. Som is passionate about Muay Thai and has had 17 fights prior to coming to Sumalee. He will be joining the training program and no doubt will be fighting from time to time too.