New to the Sumalee team in 2022, Sam has joined as Managing Director following 4 years In Hong Kong as Head of Nutrition for a premium regional fitness and yoga group. Sam is a certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN, Dip. IOPN) and registered nutritionist (ANutr) with a BSc Honours degree in Human Nutrition.
Having previously spent time in Thailand working directly with professional Muay Thai fighters on their performance nutrition, recovery, and safe methods of weight cutting, Sam is no stranger to the world of Thai Boxing.
As well as managing operations at Sumalee, Sam will direct the incoming sponsored fighter nutrition program and menu design at The Nutrition Station, ensuring guests at Sumalee not only enjoy the experience of a lifetime, but get the fuel and nutrients they need to perform at their best and recover effectively between sessions.
Dr Lynne Miller is the founder of Sumalee Boxing Gym. Lynne was responsible for the strategic management of the business from 2011 until 2022. She brought with her a wealth of experience in social and market research having established her own consultancy in the UK which she managed successfully for 25 years. Lynne now acts in an advisory capacity to the Sumalee business. Her experience of business, the business culture in Thailand, Thai culture and Thai language is invaluable in the ongoing development of the business. Her book, Fighting for Success, furthers the understanding of the dynamics of the Muay Thai business in Thailand and is used a reference for start-ups in Thailand. She has acted as a consultant to business start-up in many different fields of operation.
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.